Tony Bennett’s wife and son share touching tribute after death: ‘He delighted in making people happy’

Tony Bennett’s legacy is being remembered by his grieving family, following the New York icon’s death on Friday at age 96.

Bennett’s wife, Susan Benedetto, and son Danny Bennett — one of the late singer’s two children from his first marriage to Patricia Beech — took to the Queens native’s Instagram account Friday night to thank those who loved and worked with the 20-time Grammy Award winner over the years.

“Thank you to all the fans, friends and colleagues of Tony’s who celebrated his life and humanity and shared their love of him and his musical legacy,” read the statement.

“From his first performances as a singing waiter in Queens to his last performances in 2021 at Radio City Music Hall, Tony delighted in performing the songs he loved and making people happy. And as sad as today has been for all of us, we can find joy in Tony’s legacy forever.”

The “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” crooner died at his home in Midtown Manhattan home near Central Park, his publicist confirmed in a statement to the Daily News. While no cause of death was cited, Bennett was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2016.