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Daughter: Popular crooner Vic Damone dies in Florida at 89

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Actress Pier Angeli, left, and her husband singer Vic Damone are seen during a February 5, 1963, "Summit at the Sands" show at the Sands in Las Vegas. (Las Vegas News Bureau) Actress Pier Angeli, left, and her husband singer Vic Damone are seen during a February 5, 1963, "Summit at the Sands" show at the Sands in Las Vegas. (Las Vegas News Bureau)
Las Vegas entertainment stars pose for a Colliers Magazine photo shoot on July 21, 1953. From left: Milton Berle, Pier Angeli, Red Skelton, Gale Storm, Vic Damone, Spike Jones and Herb Shriner. (Las Vegas News Bureau) Las Vegas entertainment stars pose for a Colliers Magazine photo shoot on July 21, 1953. From left: Milton Berle, Pier Angeli, Red Skelton, Gale Storm, Vic Damone, Spike Jones and Herb Shriner. (Las Vegas News Bureau)
American singer and entertainer Vic Damone, left, rehearses at the Flamingo in Las Vegas on January 1, 1950. (Las Vegas News Bureau) American singer and entertainer Vic Damone, left, rehearses at the Flamingo in Las Vegas on January 1, 1950. (Las Vegas News Bureau)
MIAMI (AP) -

Family members say crooner Vic Damone has died in Florida at the age of 89.

Damone's mellow baritone brought him million-selling records and sustained a half-century career in recordings, movies and nightclub, concert and television appearance.

Frank Sinatra once said he had "the best pipes in the business."

Victoria Damone told The Associated Press in a phone interview Monday that her father died Sunday at a Miami Beach hospital from complications of a respiratory illness. Damone had been living in retirement in Palm Beach with his fifth wife, Rena Rowan, who died in November 2016.

Damone's hit singles included "Again," "You're Breaking My Heart," "My Heart Cries for You," "On the Street Where You Live" and, in 1957, the title song of the Cary Grant film "An Affair to Remember."

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