Legendary pop singer Tony Bennett is no more

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Famous pop singer Tony Bennett passed away on Friday. He was 96 years old. The master pop singer was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2016, however, he continued to perform and record his singles.

Bennett started his career as a singer and rose to fame with ‘Bouçaz U’. During his career spanning seven decades, he won 20 Grammy Awards, two Primetime Emmy Awards, and a Lifetime Achievement Award. Along with his hit songs, he was named an NEA Jazz Master and also founded the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts.

After Your Cause, Bennett lent several of his tracks in early 1953, including Rags to Riches, The Beat of My Heart and others. From World War II until 2014, the jazz singer captivated generations of fans. In 2014, his collaboration with Lady Gaga for the album Cheek to Cheek took his fans by surprise. The duo toured the countries to promote their album.

The singer also created a Guinness World Record for the oldest person to release an album at the age of 95 and that too in 60 days. In addition to his singles and collaborations, Bennett also gained a sizable youth fan following through his TV appearances during the MTV generation. In 2016, Bennett was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, which was officially announced in February 2021. He continued to record, perform and tour despite his medical condition. His last performance was on August 5, 2021 at Radio City Music Hall.

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