Vic Damone, a legendary singer has died on Sunday, he was 89-year-old. The singer’s family confirmed his death news to Fox News.
The singer for whose perfect baritone led Frank Sinatra to popularly announced that he “had the best pipes in the business,” has died at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, Florida. According to the recent reports, he was surrounded by his several close family members.
The singer who said goodbye to the world on Sunday also received a call from his pal, U.S. President Donald Trump when Damone was at the hospital in the days before he died, according to his family.
Damone’s career wasn’t limited to the music industry, he was also starred in multiple television series, including NBC’s show “The Vic Damone Show,” he also appeared in several films including hit movies “Rich, Young and Pretty” and “Kismet.” However, Danone didn’t consider himself a real crossover star.
The singer wrote in his memoir, “I never thought of myself that way.” He penned down, “That wasn’t my particular gift. My gift was singing.”
Damone gained popularity by his hits “On the Street Where You Live” and “You’re Breaking My Heart,” he had more than 2,500 recordings under his belt, the singer was also a part of the golden era of lounge singers who gained popularity after World War II, including, Perry Como, Dean Martin, Tony Bennett, and Sinatra.
Damone got his very first big break when he was just 14-year-old, with the help of Como. He was pressurized to drop out of high school and to take a job, he served as an usher at the Paramount Theater in New York City, where Damone bumped into Como in an elevator. He began singing by stopping the elevator between floors.
He asked Como if he should continue voice lessons. Como said in response, “Keep singing!”