Billy Joel's mama was obviously special to him, so it's probably with a very heavy heart that he said goodbye to her on Sunday, July 13. Rosalind Nyman Joel was 92, so it's not like she didn't live a long and full life, but it's still never easy to let go of someone close to you.
Roz, as she was affectionately known, was apparently very well loved by her family. She was the inspiration behind Joel's song "Rosalinda's Eyes" from the 1978 album 52nd Street, and she obviously roused tender feelings in her former daughter-in-law Christie Brinkley too. Soon after the public announcement of Rosalind's passing, the model took to Instagram to post a special tribute.