SiriusXM will honor the legacy of Tony Bennett with Totally Tony on its 40s Junction channel throughout this weekend. Subscribers can listen to channel 71 on radios and the SiriusXM App from Saturday (July 22) through Sunday (July 23) to hear Tony’s classics and more.
Legendary crooner Tony Bennett, best known for his dedication to the American songbook and producing standards such as “I Left My Heart in San Francisco,” passed away Friday (July 21) at 96 — just two weeks before his birthday.
The singer died in his hometown of New York, according to multiple reports. There was no specific cause, but Bennett had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2016.
Over the years, Bennett — born Anthony Dominick Benedetto on August 3, 1926 — garnered praise for his jazz-inspired phrasing and warm onstage persona, with fans from era-spanning fellow singers like Frank Sinatra and Lady Gaga. Having released 70 albums throughout his career, Bennett was the winner of 20 GRAMMY Awards, including a Lifetime Achievement Award, as well as two Primetime Emmys. His final live performances took place at Radio City Music Hall in New York City in 2021 with Lady Gaga.
Bennett is survived by his wife, Susan Benedetto, his two sons, Danny and Dae Bennett, his daughters, Johanna Bennett and Antonia Bennett, and his nine grandchildren.
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