Nancy Hadley, a muralist and artist who worked with Ty Pennington on several popular TV shows, passed away on Tuesday, May 9, 2023, after battling cancer since December 2022. She was 73 years old. Her family announced her death on Facebook, saying that she was surrounded by her loved ones and had less pain in her final day.
A Career in Modeling and Acting
Nancy Hadley was born Nancy Jo Hadley in Los Angeles, California, in 1950. She started her career as a model and actress, appearing in newspaper photo spreads, television commercials, and beauty contests. She won the title of “Miss Los Angeles” in 1952 and was one of the finalists for “Miss California” that year.
A Passion for Art and Design
Hadley later pursued her passion for art and design, becoming a muralist and artist who specialized in creating realistic and whimsical scenes. She collaborated with Ty Pennington, the host of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and Rock the Block, on several projects, adding her artistic touch to the homes and spaces that were renovated. She also contributed to Trading Spaces, Tabatha Takes Over, and other shows.
A Legacy of Love and Inspiration
Hadley is survived by her husband, John G. Falvo, whom she married in 1959 and divorced in 1971, and their two children, Paul and Jessie. She also has two younger half-siblings from her father’s second marriage. She was close to her family and friends, who described her as a loving, generous, and fun person. She inspired many people with her art and her spirit. Ty Pennington paid tribute to her on Instagram, saying: “She was a dear friend and an amazing artist. She made everything she touched beautiful.
Nancy Hadley cause of death was cancer, but her life was full of color, joy, and beauty. She left behind a legacy of love and inspiration that will live on in her art and in the hearts of those who knew her. Rest in peace, Nancy Hadley.