Had she lived, Cass Elliot would have turned 72 today.
- Derek Erdman
- "Don't Call Me Mama Anymore"
Did you know that Cass Elliot was married twice? She also had a daughter named Owen Vanessa. Contrary to popular belief, Elliot didn't die eating a ham sandwich, but of a heart attack. She'd actually been fasting for four days a week (!) as an extreme weight loss method, which is speculated to have contributed to the heart attack. I love Mama Cass. Do you love Mama Cass? Tons of videos after the jump.