Legendary US singer Tony Bennett passes on aged 96

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United States legendary singer Tony Bennett has died at the age of 96. He delighted generations of audiences from the 1950s to the 2020s with stylish renditions of classic songs.

His first big hit was with “Because of You” in 1951. In 2021, his second album of duets with Lady Gaga followed it to the top of the charts.

He was the oldest man to have a number one album in the US and in a seven-decade career, sold more than 50 million records worldwide.

He won two Emmys and 19 Grammy Awards.

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