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Claudette Yamin Obituary

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The mother of former "American Idol" contestant Elliott Yamin has died at the age of 65.

Yamin spokeswoman Monet Corso says Claudette Yamin died at Henrico Doctor's Hospital in Richmond on Monday night. The cause of death is not being released, but Corso says Yamin had complications over the last year stemming from hip replacement surgery.

Elliott Yamin came in third during the fifth season of the Fox television show. During that time his mother became a celebrity in her own right.

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