CHILMARK, Mass. (AP) — The mother of Grammy-winning singer-songwriter James Taylor has died. Gertrude Woodard Taylor was 92.

The “Fire & Rain” singer says on his website that his mother died over the weekend surrounded by four generations of family at her home “overlooking her beloved Stonewall Pond” in Chilmark on Martha’s Vineyard.

Her daughter Kate Taylor tells the Vineyard Gazette that their mother died of complications from old age.

James Taylor says his mother devoted her life to her husband and five children and was an accomplished painter, weaver, photographer, horticulturist and “a killer cook.”

She married Isaac Taylor, dean of the University of North Carolina’s medical school. Isaac Taylor died in 1995.

She is survived by four children and multiple grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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