Legendary singer Tony Bennett, who became the oldest author on the Billboard chart, dies at 96
The American singer Tony Bennett, who was called a legend of pop and pop music, has died at the age of 96. In 2016, Bennett was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.
His professional career spanned eight decades, Variety reports. The star's heart stopped beating in the morning in New York (to see the photo, scroll to the bottom of the page).
Tony Bennett recorded the No. 1 album at the age of 85. 7 years ago, he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, but the singer continued to perform and record until 2021.
The singer's first top songs appeared in the early 1950s. The artist quickly became famous, but gradually his interest in the pop genre disappeared amid his passion for rock music. However, Bennett did not give up his favourite business and waited for the fashion to change.
At a very respectable age, he also did not leave his fans without new songs. Lady Gaga, Paul McCartney, Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Celine Dion, George Michael, and others have asked to collaborate with the legendary artist.
Frank Sinatra once called Bennett "the most popular singer in the world". In 2011, he became the oldest artist in history to top the US Billboard 200 chart.
Bennett has received 19 Grammy awards for his work. In addition to music, the artist was fond of painting and literature. In particular, he wrote the autobiographical book Just Getting Started.
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