Ladt Gaga and Tony Bennett Great Performances: "Cheek to Cheek" Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center, July 28th, 2014

Lady Gaga Mourns ‘Painful’ But ‘Beautiful’ Loss of Tony Bennett: ‘We Had a Very Long and Powerful Goodbye’

Lady Gaga is mourning the death of Tony Bennett. In a lengthy and deeply heartfelt tribute, Gaga opens up about the “painful” experience of watching the legendary singer battle Alzheimer’s disease at the end of his life. 

Bennett died on July 21 in his hometown of New York City, just two weeks shy of his 97th birthday. While no specific cause of death has been announced, Bennett had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2016, sharing the news with the public in 2021.