Legendary singer Tony Bennett has passed away, as confirmed by his publicist, Sylvia Weiner.
He died at his home in New York City on a Friday.
Tony had been battling Alzheimer's disease since 2016.
He set a high standard for American crooners with timeless hits like "I Left My Heart In San Francisco."
Over his career spanning 7 decades, he released more than 70 albums and won 19 Grammys.
Tony collaborated with various artists, including Lady Gaga, with whom he recorded, performed, and toured.
His last public appearance was with Lady Gaga at Radio City Music Hall in August 2021.
Their album "Love For Sale" topped the Billboard 200 chart, making Tony the oldest living performer to achieve this at the age of 88.
He previously topped the charts with "Duets II," featuring contemporary stars like Gaga, Carrie Underwood, and Amy Winehouse.
Tony Bennett's dedication to performing and recording continued until 2021 despite his medical challenges.
Tony Bennett passed away at the age of 96, leaving a legacy of classic American standards and generations of fans and admirers.