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Legendary Singer Tony Bennett Has Died At Age 96 After Alzheimer’s battle

Some sad news to report today, legendary pop and jazz singer Tony Bennett has passed away at age 96. According to his family, he died in his hometown of New York City just two weeks before he was supposed to turn 97.

There was no specific cause of death given, but we do know he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease back in 2016. A couple years ago, his wife Susan Benedetto told AARP Magazine that the disease was showing signs of progressing…

There’s a lot about him that I miss. Because he’s not the old Tony anymore … but when he sings, he’s the old Tony.

And despite all his success as a singer, Bennett reportedly told people he wanted to be remembered as a “nice person,” which is something I think all of us should work towards.

But let’s be honest here, his impact on the world goes beyond being a nice person.

Over the span of his decades-long career, Bennett released more than 70 albums, sold more than 50 million records worldwide and won 20 Grammys and two Emmys. He also broke the Guinness World Record for being the oldest person to release an album of new material, at the age of 95 years and 60 days.

He certainly lived a full life. Heck, back in 1944 he was drafted into the United States Army during World War II. Upon the war’s end, he was involved in the liberation of a Nazi concentration camp near Landsberg, Germany.

When he returned from the war, he worked his way back into music, and well, the rest is history.

Rest in peace, Mr. Bennett!