Tony Bennett, iconic American singer, dies at 96
Tony Bennett, iconic American singer, dies at 96
Tony Bennett, iconic American singer, dies at 96
by Mhillen Nicole Borja22 July 2023
Photo courtesy: Getty

Iconic American singer Tony Bennett, known for his timeless hit "I Left My Heart in San Francisco," passed away at the age of 96.

He died at his New York City home due to age-related causes, as confirmed by his publicist, Sylvia Weiner.

Despite being diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 2016, Bennett continued to perform and record, leaving a lasting impact on the music industry.

His last public performance was in August 2021 alongside Lady Gaga in a show titled "One Last Time."


Throughout his illustrious career spanning over 70 years, Bennett remained dedicated to preserving classic American popular songs by renowned songwriters like Cole Porter, the Gershwins, Duke Ellington, Rodgers and Hammerstein, among others.

From his early days as a jazzy crooner at the Paramount in Times Square to his later collaborations with younger artists from various genres, such as Lady Gaga, Bennett's passion for timeless music and entertaining was unwavering.

He achieved numerous hits, including "Because of You," "Rags to Riches," and "Stranger in Paradise," earning him 19 Grammy Awards. Despite facing challenges during the British Invasion, Bennett's resilience and talent allowed him to overcome adversity and revive his career.

Born Anthony Dominick Benedetto in New York's Queens borough, he adopted the stage name Tony Bennett on the advice of showbiz legend Bob Hope.

Related Topics
listen Live
DZRH News Live Streaming
Most Read