Legendary Singer Tony Bennett Dies At 96

The New Yor pop and jazz singer Tony Bennett passed away Friday at the age of 96. In 2016 the 20 Grammy award-winning artist was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, but until 2021 he kept on performing and recording. Bennett supposedly died with no specific cause in New York.

News broke out on his Twitter account. The Twitter statement wrote:

 “Tony left us today but he was still singing the other day at his piano and his last song was Because of You, his first #1 hit.

“Tony, because of you we have your songs in our heart forever.”

The “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” often said that he has never worked a day in his life since he loved his job so much. He carried that motto through his eight decades of fame. He carried many classic songs through generations such as Because of You, Rags to Riches, Stranger in Paradise, etc. He received praise from the iconic Frank Sinatra as the Fly Me to the Moon singer stated Tony Bennett “is the best singer in the business. He excites me when I watch him. He moves me. He’s the singer who gets across what the composer has in mind, and probably a little more.”

Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett

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Prior to Bennett’s death, Bennett and Lady Gaga became close friends and collaborators and recorded two albums together.

Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett pose with their Grammys for their 2014 album "Cheek to Cheek."

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Bennett dedicated his talent and success to his father that passed away when he was 10 years old. “The legend in my family,” he said, “was that [my father] used to stand at the top of a mountain and the whole valley would hear him sing. That is the reason I’m singing.”

Rest in peace to the legend Tony Bennett.

Published by HOLR Magazine.