Tony Bennett’s loved ones shared a message of love and joy following the singer’s death on Friday, July 21.
“Thank you to all the fans, friends and colleagues of Tony’s who celebrated his life and humanity and shared their love of him and his musical legacy,” Bennett’s wife, Susan Benedetto (née Crow), and his eldest son, Danny, wrote in a joint statement via Instagram as tributes continued to pour in. “From his first performances as a singing waiter in Queens to his last performances in 2021 at Radio City Music Hall, Tony delighted in performing the songs he loved and making people happy.”
The duo posted a photo showing the late musician Anthony Dominick Benedetto performing at Radio City Music Hall for his 95th birthday on August 2021. “And as sad as today has been for all of us we can find joy in Tony’s legacy forever,” the statement concluded.
The heartwarming message came hours after news broke of Bennett’s death. He was 96.
Bennett’s publicist confirmed the news to the Associated Press, noting that he passed away in New York. Bennett was initially diagnosed with…