The pianist who played with Elmo and Gilda, Angelica L. Brownridge, is no longer in her current musical role with her father, Phil Gilel, according to a report by The Associated Press.
Brownley, 34, who played a role in Elmo’s “Gilda” musical with her husband, David Gileling, died on Tuesday at age 73.
Her father, who had been battling lung cancer, said the cause of death was pancreatic cancer.
Brown’s mother, Gloria, told the AP she was saddened by the news.
“My mother was very proud of her, and I know she was so happy to have her daughter on the stage,” she said.
Brownlee was also known as Angelica and her father had played with her and her mother in various musicals, including Elmo, “The Adventures of Cookie Monster” and “The Princess and the Frog.”
Gilell, who was a soloist with Brownlee in the early 1970s, also wrote songs and composed music for the two children.
Gileli had a long career in the theater and music, including the musical “The Magician and the Rose.”
His son, Gilda Gilella, said his mother would be missed by her fans.
“I just wish the world could hear the music she played,” she wrote on Twitter.
“God bless her.”