Billy Joel announced on Monday that his mother, Rosalind Nyman Joel, has died. She was 92 years old.
A statement posted on the “New York State of Mind” singer’s website said that Rosalind died on July 13.
Rosalind was born on Feb. 15, 1922 in Brooklyn to parents who had immigrated from England. She later met Howard Joel at City College of New York in 1942 and married in 1946 following World War II. Howard Joel’s family had escaped Nazi Germany and he served in the Army during the war.