Tony Bennett, the legendary American jazz singer, has died at the age of 96. His publicist, Sylvia Weiner, confirmed the news to the Associated Press. Bennett was one of the most popular and respected jazz singers in the world, winning 19 Grammy Awards and selling over 50 million records.
Bennett was born Anthony Dominick Benedetto in New York City in 1926. He began his career as a singer in the late 1940s, and quickly rose to fame with his smooth, mellow voice and his repertoire of classic jazz standards. He released over 60 albums throughout his career, and collaborated with a wide range of artists, including Frank Sinatra, Count Basie, and Lady Gaga.
Bennett was a true legend of American music, and his death is a major loss for the jazz community. He will be remembered as one of the greatest singers of all time, and his music will continue to inspire and entertain people for generations to come.