A famous pop and jazz singer recently passed away. The world has just learned that Keely Smith, known for her solo recordings of jazz standards, has died of heart failure.
Smith passed away in Palm Springs, California. She has lived in the iconic town for the past 40 years and is survived by her two children.
According to reports from her publicist Bob Merlis, Smith was under a physician’s care when she died Saturday. She was 89 at the time of her death.
"She later auditioned to sing with Louis Prima’s band, and began touring with them in 1948. She and Prima married in 1953, and together they won a Grammy for their hit, 'That Old Black Magic' in 1959," reported Page Six.
Smith was fortunate to have a successful career that carried on over seven decades. She was also the recipient of numerous Grammy nominations and recently received her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Please join us in sending our prayers to her family during this difficult time. Our other breaking news article about the Duck Dynasty family can be found here.