Laura Zito death: Wife of Guitarist Mike Zito dies after a long battle with Cancer

Mike Zito's wife Laura passed away after a protracted fight with cancer. (Source: Facebook)
Mike Zito’s wife Laura Zito passed away after a protracted fight with cancer. (Source: Facebook)


Laura Zito, wife of guitarist and Gulf Coast Records founder Mike Zito has passed away. Laura Zito was regarded as having a friendly personality. Many people must be curious to know the Laura Zito cause of death in light of the recent news. Keep reading to know more about it in detail.


Who was Laura Zito?

Laura Zitowas the wife of guitarist and Gulf Coast Records founder Mike Zito. Born and raised in Nederland, Laura is a devoted Bulldog who later attended Lamar University to earn a teaching degree.

Before retiring with a disability after learning she had cancer, Laura taught for 16 years at Odom Academy in Beaumont and for an additional 8 years in the seventh grade at C.O. Wilson Middle School in Nederland.

Mike Zito is a St. Louis, Missouri-born American guitarist, vocalist, record producer, and songwriter. Along with Cyril Neville, Devon Allman, Charlie Wooton, and Yonrico Scott, he co-founded the Royal Southern Brotherhood.

At the age of five, Zito began singing, and by his late teens, he had launched a career in the St. Louis region music scene. On the Eclecto Groove label, Zito made his international debut in 2008. Before joining Eclecto Groove Records in 2008, Zito created music on his label and went on local and even some national tours. Eclecto Groove released Pearl River, his second CD, in 2009. The title track was a collaboration between Zito and Cyril Neville.

With the release of Greyhound in 2011, Zito completed his recording deal with Delta Groove/Eclecto Groove. At the 2011 Blues Music Awards in Memphis, Tennessee, Greyhound was a finalist for “Best Rock Blues Album”. Mike Zito joined Ruf Records in 2013 and released Gone to Texas, a profound and intimate CD that is devoted to the place that, in his words, changed his life.

Following the cancellation of his European tour in 2020, Zito took a flight to Texas to begin work on his “free-to-download” album, Quarantine Blues. With musicians from several cities, it was written, recorded, and mixed in just 14 days. Guitarist Tracii Guns, a founding member of L.A. Guns, made a prominent appearance while working from a Danish quarantine.


How did Laura Zito die?

In Nederland, Texas, Laura Lena Duke Zito passed away peacefully shortly after 1 pm. She was surrounded by all of her family members and all of the affection in the world.

The heartbreaking information was posted on Facebook by guitarist Mike Zito.

Mike Zito wrote,

“Our sweet girl, Laura Lena Duke Zito, has taken her last breath and smiled as she passed peacefully today a little after 1pm in Nederland, Tx. She was surrounded by all of her family and all of the love in the world. She is no longer in pain or suffering. I held her hand and told her I loved her as Sophie and Josie were by her side. She smiled and closed her eyes.

The world will not be the same without her and certainly, our world will forever be changed.

She was a teacher through and through and taught us to love and live life to the fullest until her final hour.

We will keep you all posted on her services as they come together this week.

Please, everyone needs some space right now to process.”

Without her, the world will not be the same, and everyone’s world will undoubtedly be altered forever. Throughout her life, she was a teacher who inspired everyone to love one another and live each day to the fullest.

The funeral arrangements for Laura Zito will be made public at a later time, according to the family. This suggests that the family is making preparations and will give the required information about his passing and the planned burial ceremony as soon as possible.

Laura Zito cause of death

Mike was greatly inspired by Laura since she had such a beautiful soul and was such a nice person.

In July 2022, Laura received a stage 4 metastatic pancreatic cancer diagnosis, and at that time, her prognosis was for nine to twelve months. She received few successfull chemotherapy treatments at MD Anderson. Doctors advised hospice care earlier this year. At that time, Laura and her husband Michael decided to give their family a unique summer.

Anyone who knows Laura also knows that she is a diehard Dallas Cowboys fan, and Dak Prescott, the team’s quarterback, recently gave her a shout-out.

Dak refers to himself as Laura’s supporter and wished her luck while emphasizing that “faith is everything.”

Despite all the efforts, Laura Zito died to cancer after a protracted struggle. The loss of a loved one leaves a void in the hearts of those left behind. We’re pleased that she left in love and peace. When our time comes, that is the best any of us can hope for. Her eternal voyage has only just begun, but rest assured.


Tributes to Laura Zito

Everyone, including friends and family, is currently exhausted from grieving for Laura Zito, thinking about her, praying for her afterlife, and posting condolences on social media.

Artist Gary Hoey wrote: “My dear friends I’m so saddened by the news of Laura Zito passing, Please help me to send love, prayers and condolences to Mike Zito his family the Blood Brothersand Albert Castiglia Band all the family in this difficult time. We are with you. 🙏❤️

Mark Pucci wrote: “So sad to hear the news that Laura Zito, wife of guitarist and Gulf Coast Records founder Mike Zito, has passed away after a long & courageous battle with cancer. Laura was a beautiful person with a beautiful soul, and the inspiration for Mike on so many levels. Deepest condolences to Mike, the rest of the family and friends who knew and loved Laura.This shot of me with Laura & Mike, taken the first time I met Laura at the Blues Music Awards in Memphis back in 2012, is how I will always remember her.”

One of the worst things anyone can go through in life is losing a loved one. Any journey must have a destination at the end. The person’s time on earth has regrettably come to an end now that they have died. We wish him eternal peace and send our thoughts and prayers to his loved ones, family, friends. May he rest in peace.

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