President Joe Biden released a statement on the passing of Tony Bennett on July 21, 2023. In the statement, Biden said that Bennett was “an American classic” and that his “distinct voice gave melody and rhythm about the good life, how the best is yet to come, the way you look tonight, and leaving your heart in San Francisco.” Biden also said that Bennett was “one of America’s most beloved performers,” and that his “contributions to the arts in America will endure.”
The statement continued:
> Jill and I have been fans of Tony’s music for a long time – not only because of his beautiful voice, but also the joy that he brought to everything he did. We send our deepest condolences to his family and fans around the world.
Biden concluded the statement by saying that Bennett was “a true American original,” and that his “music will continue to inspire us for generations to come.”
The current time is 2023-07-22 02:04:53 PST.