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Bobby Rydell Dead at 79


Edgewater Gold Radio will pay tribute to Bobby Rydell at 10:00am eastern time Thursday, April 7th. Here's the story by Hollywood Life.

Bobby Rydell, who became a teen idol in the 1960s and starred in the film ‘Bye Bye Birdie,’ sadly died of pneumonia at the age of 79. Here are five things about him.

Bobby Rydell, who became a pop idol in the 1960s, died at the age of 79 on Apr. 5. The singer’s death was caused by pneumonia, according to Variety, and he was just days away from his 80th birthday. The sad news was confirmed by Bobby’s longtime friend and radio legend, Jerry Blavat, Variety further reported.

“Out of all the kids [from that era], he had the best pipes and was the greatest entertainer. He told the best stories, did the best impersonations and was the nicest guy,” Jerry reported said about his late friend.

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