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Jerry Buss’s Ex-Wife JoAnn Mueller, Bio, Husband, Children, Death Cause

Jerry Buss’s Ex-Wife JoAnn Mueller, Bio, Husband, Children, Death Cause

Facts of JoAnn Mueller

Full Name:JoAnn Mueller
Death Date:December 16, 2019
Country:United States
DivorceJerry Buss
Birth PlaceBoise, Idaho
EducationUniversity of Wyoming
KidsJeanie Buss, Jim Buss, Jesse Buss, Johnny Buss, Janie Buss,
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JoAnn Mueller was an American woman who got into the media spotlight after marrying American businessman, Jerry Buss.

When was JoAnn Mueller born?

JoAnn Mueller opened her beautiful pair of eyes for the very first time in 1933. Mueller was born in Boise, Idaho, United States. At the time of her death, Joan was only 86 years old.

By nationality, JoAnn had American citizenship while she belongs to a white ethnic community. Likewise, JoAnn used to follow the Christianity religion.

Where did JoAnn Mueller go to study?

JoAnn had joined some sort of high school for early education. After completing high school, JoAnn joined the University of Wyoming.

Was JoAnn Mueller Single?

JoAnn was single at the time of her death. Similarly, JoAnn was living a single low-key life with her family. JoAnn used to keep her personal matter private, so she didn’t share any information regarding her dating life. Mueller was living a happy life with her family until the moment of her death.

Who was JoAnn Mueller previously married to?

JoAnn tied the wedding knot with her longtime boyfriend, Jerry Buss. Jerry was a real estate businessman and the owner of the Los Angeles Lakers basketball team. they met each other for the very first time in their University and started dating each other.

JoAnn Mueller with ex-husband
Caption: JoAnn Mueller with ex-husband (Source: The Cinemaholic)

After dating each other for some time, they exchanged their wedding vows in 1952 and moved to Los Angeles together the following year. They were very happy with each other but their marriage couldn’t last for a long time and they legally divorced in 1972.

When did JoAnn Mueller die?

On December 16, 2019, JoAnn left this beautiful world. The main reason behind her death is still not available and Mueller was only 86 years old at the time of her death. Her death was announced by Magic Johnson on Twitter as:

I was saddened to hear the news that JoAnn Buss, mother of Jeanie, Johnny, Jim, and Janie, and wife of Dr. Buss, has passed away. She was an incredible friend and woman. Cookie and I are glad she was a part of our lives for more than 40 years.

How did Jerry Buss die?

Jerry died at the age of 80. On February 18, 2013, Buss breathe for the very last time. The actual reason behind his death is cancer and was suffering from undisclosed intestinal problems.

How many children does JoAnn Mueller have?

JoAnn was the mother of four children. She welcomed two daughters and two sons with Jerry. Her first son, Johnny Buss was born on October 18, 1956. Johnny is part-owner and vice president of strategic development of the Los Angeles Lakers in the National Basketball Association.

JoAnn Mueller's ex-husband with daughter
Caption: JoAnn Mueller’s ex-husband with his daughter (Source: Instagram)

Jeanie Buss was born on September 26, 1961. She works as a President of the Los Angeles Lakers, and the youngest daughter, Janie Buss was born in 1964 and works for charitable service. Jim Buss was born on November 9, 1959, and he is working as a part-owner and former executive vice president of basketball operations of the Los Angeles Lakers in the National Basketball Association.

Was Jerry Buss a Philanthropist?

Yes, Jerry was a Philanthropist. Buss donated $7.5 million to USC’s Department of Chemistry to fund two endowed chairs and an endowed scholarship fund for chemistry graduate students in January 2008. He even helped a former Lakers player, Walt Hazzard when he suffered a catastrophic stroke in 1996. James Worthy tweeted :

Condolences to the Buss family. Dr. Buss was not only the greatest sports owner but a true friend & just a really cool guy. Loved him dearly.

Was Jerry Buss a poker?

Yes, Jerry was a poker player. In the 1991 World Series of Poker seven-card stud event, he became the third and second place in the 2003 World Poker Tour Freeroll invitational. Jerry played in the GSN series High Stakes Poker and the NBC late-night series Poker After Dark.

Professional Career of JoAnn Mueller

  • JoAnn’s profession is not available at the moment.
  • On the other hand, her ex-husband, Buss worked as a chemist for the Bureau of Mines and in the aerospace industry.
  • In the 1960s he invested in a West Los Angeles apartment building for $1000.

    JoAnn Mueller's ex-husband on the red carpet
    Caption: JoAnn Mueller’s ex-husband on the red carpet (Source: Getty Images)
  • Buss purchased Pickfair, the Beverly Hills estate once owned by Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks in 1979.
  • Buss won an owner of the Los Angeles Strings in World Team Tennis and even purchased the Los Angeles Lakers of the NBA along with the Los Angeles King’s hockey team of the NHL.