Tony Bennett’s son Danny Bennett shared his father’s ultimate phrases to him in a transferring interview on Thursday, almost two weeks after the legendary singer’s dying at age 96.
“His final phrases to me [were], ‘Thanks,’” Danny Bennett stated throughout a sit-down with Hoda Kotb on the “In the present day” present.
“Can’t say it higher than that,” he added.
The singer’s spouse, Susan Benedetto, instructed Kotb that Tony Bennett’s final phrases to her have been “that he cherished me.”
“He would get up daily and nonetheless say that,” she stated. “He awakened joyful daily.”
She added that the final tune he sang earlier than his dying ― “Due to You” ― was additionally his very first hit.
And regardless of Bennett’s Alzheimer’s analysis in 2016, Benedetto instructed Kotb that “the music by no means left him.”
“When he did have extra alert moments, very first thing within the morning, he didn’t ask actually about anybody or something besides, ‘Am I working tonight?’” she stated. “And the opposite day he’s like, ‘Susan, am I in a great theater tonight?’”
Earlier this week, Woman Gaga, who continuously collaborated with Bennett over the past decade, remembered the legendary singer in an emotional tribute.
Gaga stated that she’d “been grieving the lack of Tony for a very long time,” given his Alzheimer’s analysis, however that the 2 “had a really lengthy and highly effective goodbye” over time.
“I’ll always remember this expertise. I’ll always remember Tony Bennett,” she stated in her put up, signing off with, “I really like you Tony. Love, Woman.