Music icon Tony Bennett dies aged 96
Posted by  badge Boss on Jul 21
Tony Bennett has died at the age of 96 (Picture: Getty)

Music icon Tony Bennett has died at the age of 96.

The acclaimed singer, most known for hits including New York State of Mind, Rags to Riches and his collaborations with Lady Gaga, died at his home in New York.

Publicist Sylvia Weiner confirmed the news to AP earlier today, explaining that he died just two weeks before his birthday.

His cause of death has not been shared, but he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2016.

The New York born musician crafted his love of singing from a very early age, and impressed many with his talents when he was just a child.

He was drafted into the army in 1944 and returned to the US two years later, where he embarked on a hugely successful a career in the spotlight.

Bennett died just days before his 97th birthday(Picture: Getty)
The singing icon was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2016 but continued to work (Picture: Getty)

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