Frank Sinatra, Jr. Dead: Singer Dies Of Heart Attack At 72
Frank Sinatra, Jr. is dead. He was 72.
The son of the late Frank Sintra suffered a massive heart attack in Florida on Wednesday afternoon. He was rushed to Halifax Medical Center, but sadly passed away at the hospital. Sinatra was expected to perform in Daytona Beach on Wednesday night.
Sinatra was on his “‘Sinatra Sings Sinatra’ The Centennial Celebration” tour, with a show scheduled at the Peabody Auditorium. It’s unclear exactly where he was when he fell ill. Additional concert stops were slated for this week in St. Petersburg, Florida, and Davenport, Iowa.
In a statement, the Sinatra family confirms the singer died of cardiac arrest, and describes him as a beloved “son, brother, father and uncle.” Born Francis Wayne Sinatra on January 10, 1944, he was the second of three children for his famous father and the music icon’s wife, Nancy Barbato Sinatra. He is survived by both his sisters, Nancy and Tina.
Sinatra followed his dad into the music business, and had already started his career when he was infamously kidnapped in Lake Tahoe in 1963 at age 19. After being held for $240,000 ransom, which the elder Sinatra paid, he was found two days later. Three men were convicted of the crime.
Sinatra’s only child, a son named Michael, was born in 1987. In 1998, Sinatra wed Cynthia McMurry, but they divorced less than two years later. Over the years, he made sporadic TV and film appearances, but primarily focused on music. Last August, he performed the National Anthem at Yankee Stadium, where his father’s classic song, “New York, New York,” is routinely played.
Sinatra is pictured above performing in Florida in 2014. Gossip Cop offers condolences to the Sinatra family.