Singer Tony Bennett has died.
According to the New York Times, via his longtime publicist, Sylvia Weiner, the man best known for singing I Left My Heart in San Francisco died in New York City.
In 2021, Tony Bennett and his family opened up about the singer being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Bennett was officially diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2016, but the public had been unaware of his declining health because he kept on performing.
Bennett amassed untold accolades throughout his long career, including 20 Grammys, plus a Lifetime Achievement Grammy, and two Emmys.
In 2011, Bennett and Lady Gaga first met after she performed a version of Nat King Cole‘s Orange Colored Sky at the Robin Hood Foundation gala in New York City. Tony asked Gaga to sing a duet with him on his album Duets II, and they recorded The Lady Is a Tramp.
And the rest is history and herstory.