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U.S. singer Vic Damone dies at age 89, family says

From Reuters - February 12, 2018

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. singer Vic Damone, a crooner who found fame in the 1940s and 1950s, has died at the age of 89, his family said on Monday.

Damone, known for hits like I Have But One Heart and You Do, died in Miami Beach, Florida on Sunday surrounded by relatives, his family said in a statement.

Damone appeared in television shows and movies in the 1960s and also had hits with An Affair to Remember and On the Street Where You Live.

New York-born Damone was the son of an Italian-American electrician and was inspired to launch a singing career by Frank Sinatra, with whom he later became friends.

Damone was also a personal friend of U.S. President Donald Trump, the family said.

In 1962, he hosted his own television variety show The Vic Damone Show on NBC, after appearing in movie musicals Hit the Deck and Kismet in the 1950s.

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