Tony Bennett: 1926 – 2023

Tony Bennett, timeless and incomparable, in December 2019 at the Mahaffey in St. Petersburg/AliveTampaBay file photo

DEADLINE: Tony Bennett, the legendary singer whose long career enjoyed a resurgence that extended into his 90s, has died. Mr. Bennett was 96. He battled Alzheimer’s disease, but even after that diagnosis, he continued to perform, including a memorable series of final concerts in New York where he was joined by Lady Gaga.

His career over a 70 year span suffered its ups and downs, particularly as musical tastes changed, but Bennett enjoyed a late resurgence in the 1990s. With over 70 albums, he won 19 Grammys, many of them late in life.

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