Rudolph Bernard Isley was an American singer-songwriter and a key figure in establishing The Isley Brothers as a musical group. Rudolph, one of the founding members of The Isley Brothers, passed away at the age of 84 on October 11. The group became well-known for their first album, “Shout,” and went on to release numerous albums until 2022.
According to reports, Rudolph Isley’s daughter informed People magazine that his wife, Elaine Jasper Isley, was by his side when he passed away. She mentioned that he was at their residence in Illinois at the time of his passing.
Rudolph Isley was known for keeping his personal life private. According to The New York Times, he married Elaine Jasper in 1958, and the couple went on to have four children: Rudy Jr., Elizabeth, Valerie, and Elaine. Let’s briefly delve into the personal life of Rudolph Isley and the circumstances surrounding his passing.
Rudolph Isley Wife: Was He Married?
Rudolph Isley tied the knot with Elaine Jasper in 1958. Initially, they lived in a house he purchased in Teaneck, New Jersey, where they resided for a decade. In the mid-1970s, Rudy moved to Haworth, New Jersey. Despite facing some health challenges after leaving The Isley Brothers, his wife Elaine has mentioned that his health is in good condition, and he’s careful about his diet.
The official Facebook page of The Isley Brothers also paid tribute to Rudolph by sharing a photo. They wrote, “As we navigate through this deep sorrow, we kindly ask for understanding and respect for our family’s privacy during this challenging time. Remember to hold your loved ones close. We will miss our brother but we know he’s in a better place. Forever in our hearts.”