Editions:  Austria · Denmark · France · Germany · Italy · Norway · Spain · Sweden · Switzerland

Popular Italian singer Pino Daniele dies

Share this article

Popular Italian singer Pino Daniele dies
Photo: Mario Laporta/AFP
15:00 CET+01:00
Italy's popular singer-songwriter Pino Daniele, one of the country's best-loved entertainers, has died aged 59 after suffering a heart attack in the early hours of Monday morning.

A native of Naples, he bought its traditional song to music-lovers countrywide, blending Neapolitan music with jazz, rock and blues.

"I still have his music in my ears, from New Year's Eve," said Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.

"Pino Daniele is dead but his music is eternal," tweeted Naples Mayor Luigi de Magistris, saying he would proclaim a day of mourning the day of his funeral.

Watch a memorial held for the singer in Naples:

Get notified about breaking news on The Local

Share this article

From our sponsors

Change the world with a master’s degree from Sweden’s Linköping University

Master’s students at world-leading Linköping University (LiU) aren’t there simply to study. They solve real-world problems alongside experts in fields that can create a better tomorrow. Do you have what it takes to join them?

Advertisement