Legendary crooner Jimmy Roselli dies aged 85

Italian-American singer released over 35 albums in 60 year career

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Classic crooner Jimmy Roselli has died at the age of 85 as a result of heart complications.

The Italian-American singer, who retired from music in 2004, passed away yesterday (June 30) at his home in Venice Beach, Florida, his booking agent Alan Salomon has said.

Roselli began performing live when he was just nine years old and would go on to release 35 studio albums across his career. His biggest hits were 'There Must Be Another Way', which was released in 1964 and his version of 'When Your Old Wedding Ring Was New', which entered the UK Top 60 both in 1983 and 1987.

Perhaps most famously, his track 'Mala Femmena' featured on the soundtrack of Martin Scorcese's classic 1973 film Mean Streets, alongside songs by The Rolling Stones, The Ronettes and the Marvelettes.

He is survived by his wife Donna, daughter Anne and grandson, Michael. His funeral will take place next week.

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