Concert and recording superstar Eydie Gorme has died at the age of 84.
She performed everything from ballads to bossa nova with singing partner and husband Steve Lawrence, leaving an indelible mark on music in the 1960s.
"Legendary singer and performer Eydie Gorme passed away peacefully at Sunrise Hospital following a brief illness," her publicist, Howard Bragman, said.
"She was surrounded by her husband, son and other loved ones."
In his own statement today, Steve Lawrence said:
"Eydie has been my partner on stage and in life for more than 55 years. I fell in love with her the moment I saw her and even more the first time I heard her sing."
"While my personal loss is unimaginable," he writes of his spouse of more than a half-century, "the world has lost one of the greatest pop vocalists of all time."
On The Ed Sullivan Show, in showrooms in the Catskills and in Las Vegas, Carnegie Hall and beyond, Steve and Eydie were longtime audience favorites.