Question: When did Ruby Murray die?

What did Ruby Murray die from?

Although her days as a major star were long over, Murray continued performing until close to the end of her life. Spending her last couple of years in Asprey’s Nursing Home, she often delighted her carers with a song, and was visited by her friend Max Bygraves. She died of liver cancer on 17 December 1996, aged 61.

How old is Ruby Murray?

SINGER Ruby Murray, the 1950s star dubbed the “heartbeat girl”, has died. She was aged 61. Belfast-born Ms Murray, who had lived in Britain for many years, died yesterday morning in a Torquay hospital after a long battle against alcoholism.

Is Ruby Murray still alive?

“going out for a ruby”……a ruby is cockney rhyming slang for a curry after the 50s singer Ruby Murray. Neville. about a month ago. Yeah – definitely in British slang, and particularly London, it means an (Indian) curry.

Who was Ruby Murray married to?

Ruby Murray is Cockney slang for Curry.

A popular and well used expression across London, where Indian food such as curry have been enormously popular since the 1970s. In fact Ruby Murray has become so synomyous with curry, that many London Indian restaurants are named simply “The Ruby”.

Where does the saying Ruby Murray come from?

In the 1960’s a new phrase entered into the language of cockney rhyming slang when ‘Ruby Murray’ was adopted as the alternative for curry, and ‘going for a ruby’ became such a common expression that many Indian restaurants even took the name ‘The Ruby’.

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