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Tony Bennett Dies At 96


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Tony Bennett has passed away at the age of 96.

The legendary pop and jazz vocalist was known for his signature smooth, timeless voice, establishing a songbook of American standards that included hits such as "I've Got You Under My Skin," "I Left My Heart In San Francisco" and "One For My Baby."

According to the Associated Press, Bennett's publicist Sylvia Weiner confirmed he died in his hometown of New York. No cause of death was given, however, back in 2016 Bennett revealed he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.

He was a contemporary of a wide range of artists, from Frank Sinatra - who called him "the greatest singer in the world" - to Lady Gaga, who released two Grammy-winning duet albums with Bennett. His last public appearance was at Radio City Music Hall in August 2021, performing as a duo for their One Last Time: An Evening with Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga concert special.

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