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Lady Gaga celebrates Tony Bennett’s birthday after his death

Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga Light The Empire State Building In Honor Of 90 Years Of Bennett's Musical Legacy
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Lady Gaga celebrated the late singer Tony Bennett’s birthday on Thursday.

In an Instagram post, the Born This Way hitmaker remembered the late I Left My Heart In San Francisco singer in honour of his birthday.

“Happy Birthday Tony. August 3rd is Tony Bennett Day. A day for smiling. But I’ll be celebrating you a lot more than once a year,” she captioned two photos of herself posing in a black gown by a hot dog truck in New York City. “I’ll celebrate you every time I’m on stage singing jazz music, every time I’m with your family, every time I walk down the streets of New York I’ll look around and remember all you did for this city and the whole world.”

Tony – who would have been 97 years old on Thursday – died on 21 July following a battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

Several days after his death, Lady Gaga, whose real name is Stefani Germanotta, paid tribute to her friend and collaborator.

“I will miss my friend forever. I will miss singing with him, recording with him, talking with him, being on stage together,” she captioned an Instagram post at the time. “With Tony, I got to live my life in a time warp. Tony & I had this magical power.”

Alongside a photo of herself and the late singer hugging, she continued, “We transported ourselves to another era, modernized the music together, & gave it all new life as a singing duo.”

Tony and Gaga collaborated on the 2014 album Cheek to Cheek and 2021 follow-up Love for Sale, for which they won Grammys for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album.

The U.S. Senate passed a resolution earlier this week declaring 3 August as Tony Bennett Day.

– Cover Media