Frank Sinatra Jr., the son of legendary singer Frank Sinatra and an artist himself, has died. He was 72.
The Sinatra family said in a statement that he died of cardiac arrest while on tour in Daytona, FL, and that they mourn the untimely passing of their son, brother, family, and uncle.
Sinatra Jr. followed in the footsteps of his famous father as well as worked by his side. While he was a teen he had already begun performing at clubs. When he was 19, he was kidnapped and held for ransom, though he was released two days later and the kidnappers were caught and convicted. He later became his dad’s music director and conductor. His debut album, 1965’s Young Love for Sale, was understandably influenced by his father and was also released on Reprise, which was also his father’s longtime label home.
His most recent album, 2006’s That Face!, was his first album of new material in a decade. It was recorded live and released on Rhino. Last year, Sinatra Jr. sang The Star-Spangled Banner at Yankee Stadium and also delivered the National Anthem at Dodgers Stadium in September.
He was scheduled to perform at The Peabody Daytona Beach on Wednesday, which was billed as “Frank Sinatra Jr.: “Sinatra Sings Sinatra” The Centennial Celebration, according to Ticketmaster.
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