The composer Renato Carosone died at the age of 81. Here is all you want to know, and more!
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Italian pianist, singer, songwriter, and bandleader whose song, Torero, reached the #1 spot on the American Hit Parade. He was a leading figure in the Naples’ musical tradition, Canzone Napoletana.
He and his two siblings grew up in Naples, Italy.
Renato Carosone, one of the great innovators of Italian singing who revolutionized traditional Neapolitan song, died Sunday at his Rome home. He was 81. Carosone died in his sleep after a long respiratory illness with his family by his side, the ANSA news agency said, citing family members.