French Quarter Celebrity Chris Owens Dies Of Heart Attack

New Orleans Celebrates Easter Sunday

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A vigil is scheduled for this evening in memory of French Quarter superstar Chris Owens.

A family friend says Owens died of a heart attack on Tuesday morning at her home.

Born Christina Shaw in west Texas, she married New Orleans car dealer Sol Owens, who died in 1978.

She'd been a French Quarter fixture since the late 1950s.

This evening's vigil takes place at 6:30 p.m. in front of Owens' club on Bourbon Street, and everybody is welcome.

The 37th Annual Chris Owens French Quarter Easter Parade takes place on April 17.

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