Australian legend, Multi-award winner, and king of cabaret Tony Pantano passed away.
How Did Tony Pantano die?
Very sad news: Tony Pantano, the multi-award-winning performer known as Australia’s “King of Cabaret,” died this evening after a long battle with cancer. Everyone, particularly the Italian community in Australia, will be deeply missed by the former TV personality and stage artist.
The Italian and Australian communities adored Tony Pantano, and his performances frequently sold out. Since he was 15 years old, Tony has performed nonstop at weddings, engagements, nightclubs, TV shows, Sydney clubs, and on American and local cruise ships.
A wonderful man who was selfless, thoughtful, and devoted to those close to him. In the entertainment industry, Tony had a very successful career, winning the “MO Award” for “Best Male Vocalist” a record-breaking thirteen times.
All of this despite never having the successful recordings that he deserved. He exemplified how one might build out a top-tier career by having genuine talent, tenacity, and professionalism. Any immigrant who wanted to succeed in the show industry could now do it thanks to this.
Tony Pantano Cause of Death
The music world lost not only a giant in the industry but a much-loved son, brother, father, father-in-law, uncle, grandfather, great-grandfather, partner & friend. A man who was blessed to have lived his life doing what he loved every day right up until the very end. He passed tonight peacefully, in prayer surrounded by his family by his side. Pantano has lost his fight against cancer. He leaves us a leading figure in Italian-Australian cabaret.
As per Sep 2020 reports, it was confirmed that he was diagnosed with cancer:
Tony, who was diagnosed with prostate cancer and diabetes two years ago, said that one of the good things about time spent in isolation has been the ability to keep in touch and reconnect with people over social media.
Tony Pantano with his coveted Star Award, the first of many awards he has won during his long, illustrious career. “I have been hearing from people I haven’t seen in 30 years … it has been amazing. I have also been able to talk to industry friends who are in the same boat and I think the communication between everyone has helped some cope with the isolation and financial stress much better,” said Tony.
Who was Tony Pantano?
Tony Pantano is an Australian musician, singer, songwriter, and actor who was born in Italy. Italian Messina is where Tony Pantano was born; his parents brought him to Australia in 1956.
Tony began performing with his father at local Italian dances and weddings when he was 12 years old, singing and playing the slap bass. He started his pop band, Isy and the Dynamics, when he was 15 years old. On the In label, Isy and the Dynamics released the single “One Night/Let Bygones Begone” in 1965.
When Pantano joined the band Sammy and The Dolphins as their lead vocalist and bass player, his sound evolved from pop to Latin American. The Dolphins, a single lengthy play by Sammy and The Dolphins, was published.
At Sergio’s Rendezvous, which was recorded at Melbourne’s Allan Eaton Recording Studios. Tony went on a tour of Vietnam to entertain the troops after his parole. He entered the talent competition Showcase upon his return to Australia and advanced to the Grand Final.
Tony Pantano Wife
Is Tony Pantano married? Yes, but information about his wife and children is not available for the media.
Tony Pantano Net Worth
Tony Pantano has an estimated Net Worth of $1 million US dollars.