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Frank Sinatra Jr. Dies at 72: Sinatra Family

The family said he died Wednesday of cardiac arrest



    FILE - Frank Sinatra, Jr. has died at the age of 72, the Sinatra family said on Wednesday, March 16, 2016. Here, Sinatra performs in 2003 in California.

    Frank Sinatra Jr., who carried on his famous father's legacy with his own music career, has died. He was 72.

    The Sinatra family said in a statement to The Associated Press that Sinatra died unexpectedly Wednesday of cardiac arrest while on tour in Daytona Beach, Florida.

    The statement said the family mourns the untimely passing of their son, brother, father and uncle. No other details were provided.

    Kidnapped and held for ransom when he was 19, Sinatra Jr. had already followed his dad into the music business by then. He eventually worked for his father as his musical director and conductor. He performed the National Anthem at a New York Yankees game last year.