Tony Bennett Leads Heartfelt Tributes to Frank Sinatra Jr.
Sinatra Jr. was the son of Frank Sinatra and his first wife, Nancy, and the brother of singer and actress Nancy Sinatra and TV producer Tina Sinatra. Tony Bennett also used his Twitter page to pay tribute, writing:
Frank Sinatra, Jr. was a friend to Family Guy, and a friend to me. I'm saddened at his passing, but grateful to have known him. RIP, Frank.— Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) March 17, 2016
Meanwhile, Sinatra Jr.’s one-time stepmother Mia Farrow, who was married to his father from 1966 to 1968, wrote:
I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Frank Sinatra Jr and send my sympathy to Tina and Nancy and the Sinatra family.— Tony Bennett (@itstonybennett) March 17, 2016
Larry King tweeted:
RIP Frank Sinatra Jr. Thoughts with his mother Nancy, sisters Nancy and Tina and his son Michael— Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) March 17, 2016
Actor Jerry O’Connell added on his page:
I always admired Frank Sinatra Jr. He was born with a hard name to live up to, but I loved his talent and his ability to be forthright.— Larry King (@kingsthings) March 17, 2016
Sinatra Jr. was close to Dean Martin’s daughter Deanna during their lives, thanks to their fathers’ involvement in the Rat Pack. Deanna revealed she is “devastated” by his death, adding: “He’s one of the good guys.” “I am shocked and devastated at the loss of my lifelong friend Frank Sinatra Jr.” she told Entertainment Tonight. “He was a brilliant musician, both as a singer and a conductor. He was my Pallie… one of the good guys. My thoughts and prayers are with his loving family.” Sinatra Jr. had a colorful life. He was kidnapped and held for ransom when he was 19 in 1963, but he escaped his captors and was found walking the streets of Bel Air, Los Angeles. His kidnappers were later convicted. He worked for years as his father’s musical director and conductor, and thrilled sports fans last summer when he performed the National Anthem at a New York Yankees game.
Rest In Peace Frank Sinatra Jr. CLASS ACT pic.twitter.com/J7ESgHrFNU— Jerry O'Connell (@MrJerryOC) March 17, 2016