Singer Tony Martin dies aged 98

Legendary crooner died on Friday (July 27) from natural causes

Singer Tony Martin dies aged 98

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Singer Tony Martin has died at the age of 98.

The legendary crooner, who was best known for his hit singles 'I Get Ideas', 'Begin The Beguine' and 'There's No Tomorrow', passed away on Friday (July 27) from natural causes at his home in West Los Angeles, reports Reuters.

Martin, who enjoyed the most successful periods of his career in the 1930s and 1950s, was a contemporary of the likes of Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra and sold over one million copies of his most successful single 'To Each His Own'.

He also appeared in over 25 Hollywood musicals, with roles in the likes of Kentucky Moonshine, Two Tickets To Broadway, Here Come The Girls and Meet Me In Las Vegas.

Paying tribute to Martin, musician and long-time friend Gabriel Guerrero said: "He's the ultimate crooner who outlasted all his contemporaries. He has truly remained the butterscotch baritone until he was 98."

Martin enjoyed two high-profile marriages during his life, first to musical star Alice Faye, and secondly to actress Cyd Charisse, who he remained married to until her death in 2008.

He will be buried in the coming days at a memorial park near Los Angeles that is also the resting place of Charisse.

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