Tony Bennett bid his farewell to the world. The 19 times Grammy winner passed away at the age of 96 in his hometown of New York on Friday. Bennett’s publicist, Sylvia Weiner shared this devastating news yesterday. However, any specific cause of death isn’t revealed but the singer has previously been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Moreover, his family also shared a heartbreaking statement via his official Instagram account.
Tony Bennett said in his later life that he wanted to be remembered as a nice person
As per the statement of Weiner the singer is wanted to be remembered as a nice person. Moreover, his family has shared a heartbreaking statement via his official Instagram account. It reads along with a throwback black and white picture of Bennett, “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. ❤”
In 2021, it was first came out that the singer is battling with Alzheimer’s disease which was first diagnosed in 2016. As per the medical sources the disease is “a progressive neurologic disorder that causes the brain to shrink (atrophy) and brain cells to die, and is the most common cause of dementia — a continuous decline in thinking, behavioral and social skills that affects a person’s ability to function independently.”
Life and Legacy
He has made a remarkable influence in the music industry with his 70 years long career. He was in Born August 3, 1926 named Anthony Dominick Benedetto in Astoria, Queens, New York. His career began in the 1950s with the hits “Jeepers Creepers,” “Chicago,” and the collaborative album with Count Basie, Strike Up the Band. Later on, “I Left My Heart in San Francisco,” in 1962 which earned him his first Grammy. Therefore , he rose into fame with hit singles like “I Wanna Be Around” and “The Good Life.”
Talking about his personal life he was married three times. His first wife Patricia Beech with whom he married in 1962 parted ways after five years. They shared two sons, Danny and Daegal. Later he married Sandra Grant in 1971 and even shared two daughters, Joanna and Antonia. However, it didn’t last either as they divorced in 2007. His last and third marriage is with Susan Crow with whom he had been till his death.
Needless to say, Tony Bennett will always be remembered through his music.
Hope he rest in peace.