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Marta's Sidekick Dies; Amargosa Opera House to Go On

Death Valley's only opera house suffered a serious blow when owner/performer Marta Beckett's husband (and co-performer) Tim Willett, 77, died of a stroke on April 15, 2005. Tom was the Amargosa Opera House's comic relief, appearing on stage in a ballerina's tutu and other flamboyant outfits and roles. He was the opera house's Mr. Fixit, and Marta's loyal companion for 23 years.

Marta plans to continue performing, with a new show in mind to debut in 2008, according to the Pahrump Valley Times.

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