Cardiac Arrest is reported to have taken Frank Sinatra Jr. at the age of 72
A massive heart attack is reported to have taken Frank Sinatra Jr at the age of 72. The son of icon Frank Sinatra suffered the massive attack while on tour in Daytona Beach Florida, Wednesday March 16. He is survived by his son Michael, his mother Nancy, older sister Nancy, and younger sister Tina.
Fast Facts –
Frank Jr. wanted to become a piano player and songwriter from his earliest days.
His father wanted to name him after Franklin D. Roosevelt, who was President at the time of his birth.
Sinatra was kidnapped, at the age of 19, on December 8, 1963 at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe (room 417). He was released two days later after his father paid the $240,000 ransom demanded by the kidnappers. Barry Keenan, Johnny Irwin, and Joe Amsler were soon captured, prosecuted, convicted, and sentenced to long prison terms for kidnapping, of which they served only small portions (mastermind Keenan was later adjudged to have been legally insane at the time of the crime and hence not legally responsible for his actions). Famed attorney Gladys Root represented one of the three men.
Frank Jr. spent most of his early career on the road. By 1968 he had performed in 47 states and 30 countries, had guested on several television shows,including two episodes of The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour with sister Nancy, hosted a 10 week summer replacement show for The Dean Martin Show, had sung with his own band in Las Vegas casinos and had been the opening act for bigger names at other casinos. During that time he gained a reputation for rigorous rehearsals and demanding standards for his musicians.
Frank Jr. was quoted that his famous name had opened some doors, but “a famous father means that in order to prove yourself you have to work three times harder than the guy off the street”
Reference – Wikipedia