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Legendary Singer Tony Bennett Dies At 96

Bennett, one of the most beloved singers in American history, died at his home in New York.

Legendary singer Tony Bennett has died at age 96, just two weeks shy of his birthday, his publicist announced on Friday.

The Story: Bennett, one of the most beloved singers in American history, died at his home in New York.

  • A cause of death was not immediately disclosed.

Going deeper: Bennett provided music for millions of Americans for a romantic evening and worked with legendary artists over the years.

  • Bennett got his start in music after studying at the American Theatre Wing.
  • After opening for legendary singer Pearl Bailey in 1949, he began to break out with his own hits such as “Rags to Riches” and “Because of You.”
  • Over his long career, he won two Emmy awards and was named a Kennedy Center honoree, a Gershwin Prize honoree, and an NEA Jazz Master.
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