Tony Bennett dies


The legendary American singer Tony Bennett died on Friday in New York. He was 96 years old.

Bennett was best known for his iconic songs such as “The Way You Look Tonight”, “Body and Soul” and “(I Left My Heart) In San Francisco”.

Bennett has worked with big names in the industry throughout his career – from Aretha Franklin to Frank Sinatra.

Sylvia Weiner, Bennett’s spokesperson, confirmed his death earlier today, BBC reports. The cause of his death is not known at this stage.

Bennett was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2016.

In 2014, at the age of 88, Bennett became the oldest person to achieve a number one on the US album sales list with his collection of duets with Lady Gaga.

In his career, he sold millions of records and won no less than 20 Grammys.