Vic Damone dies at age 89
American legendary singer Vic Damone passed away on Sunday (Feb. 11) at the age of 89, his family tells Fox News. Among his most famous hits we remember “You’re Breaking My Heart”, “On the Street Where You Live” (from My Fair Lady), and “My Heart Cries for You”.
Damone, whose smooth baritone led Frank Sinatra to famously declare he “had the best pipes in the business,” died at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, Fla. surrounded by several close relatives.
Damone was also a star of scores of television shows and movies, as a matter of fact he appeared in movies like The Strip (where he played himself) and Rich, Young and Pretty and also Deep in My Heart and Athena. He also made some guest appearances on Milton Berle’s television show in 1954.
From 1951 to 1953, he served in the United States Army, but before going into the service, he recorded a number of songs which were released during that time.
With over 2,500 recordings under his belt, Damone was part of the golden age of lounge singers who came to fame after World War II, including Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Dean Martin and Perry Como.
The legendary singer is survived by one son, three daughters and six six grandchildren.