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Music Legend Tony Bennett Diagnosed With Alzheimer's Disease

The singer announced his diagnosis this morning on Twitter.

Legendary big band, pop, and jazz singer Tony Bennett announced via AARP this morning that he has received a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease at the age of 94.

According to the AARP report, Bennett's family had kept his diagnosis a secret for almost four years, but decided recently to break their silence.

Despite this setback, Bennett has actually been making new music, and has a collaborative album with Lady Gaga coming out later this year.

Born and raised in Astoria, Queens to an Italian-American family, Bennett began singing at an early age. He was drafted into service for the second World War, serving in Europe. After the war, he signed with Columbia Records and had several #1 hits, such as The Beat of My Heart and I Left My Heart in San Francisco. With a career that spans nearly 8 decades, Bennett is regarded as one of the best singers of all time and a highlight of the Sinatra-esque big band era.

We at Advocate Channel wish Bennett health and happiness in light of his diagnosis.

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