Legendary Singer Eydie Gorme Dies At The Age Of 84

She was one of my favorite singers in the entire world. A link to my past, when my late Mom and I would listen to the music she performed with her husband, Steve Lawrence, for hours on end.

On Saturday, August 11th, the phenomenal Eydie Gorme passed away at the age of 84 years in Las Vegas. The nature of her illness was undisclosed. She was surrounded by her husband, son and other loved ones at the time of her death.

Here is a statement from her husband via People Magazine:

“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.”

He added: “While my personal loss is unimaginable, the world has lost one of the greatest pop vocalists of all time.”

His words sadden me and my heart and prayers go out to him and her loved ones. We have lost one of the greats – her magical voice and her infectious personality were the stuff of legends.

R.I.P. Eydie Gorme and thank you for the beautiful music and for inspiring me to bring joy, happiness and passion to my craft.

Enjoy this gem featuring Eydie, Steve and Frank Sinatra.

About Masterclass Lady

Rosanne (Giallonardo) Simunovic began her musical career in Timmins, Ontario. She studied piano with Anne Pizzale and later, at an advanced level, with Soeur Anita Vaugeois (Sister Cecile of Les Soeurs De L’Assomption in Timmins). Her vocal and accompaniment skills were nurtured by her aunt, the late Dorothea Mascioli. When Rosanne graduated from O’Gorman High School, she moved on to the University of Toronto where she continued her piano and vocal studies while attaining a Bachelor of Arts Degree. She was hired as a piano accompanist for several musical companies, most notably, the National Ballet Of Canada. She presently holds an A.R.C.T. Teacher’s Diploma in Voice from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. Rosanne has studied choral conducting with numerous well known Canadian Conductors, including Wayne Riddell of Montreal, Quebec and the internationally renowned Dr. Elmer Iseler. She has been a founding member of numerous community-based arts organizations: the Timmins Arts Council, later known as Arts & Culture Timmins, the Timmins Symphony Orchestra, and, the Timmins Youth Singers…as well as the TYS Alumnus choir, the Timmins Concert Singers. In 1987, she was also selected to be the conductor of the Timmins Board Of Education Choir, comprised of talented students from Grades 5 to 8. In 1988, she was elected to the Board Of Directors of the Ontario Choral Federation (now known as Choirs Ontario), where she served as Chair of the Festivals Committee for six consecutive seasons. In 1996, in honour of the Ontario Choral Federation’s 25th Anniversary, Rosanne was selected as one of 25 recipients of the OCF’s Distinguished Service Award for outstanding contribution to the choral art. The ceremony was presided by Lieutenant Governor, Hal Jackman. In November 1997, Rosanne Simunovic was selected by the Rotary Club Of Timmins to receive the prestigious Paul Harris Award for her years of dedication to the artistic development of young musical talent in Timmins. In August of 2002, Rosanne Simunovic was selected by the Board Of Directors of Choirs Ontario to serve as Conductor of both the Provincial Junior and Teen Choir Camps, now renamed in honour of the Camp Benefactors, Don and Lillian Wright. In November 2002, Rosanne was the one of the recipients of the Commemorative Medal for the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, honouring her work in the development of the arts in Timmins. Under Rosanne Simunovic’s direction, the Timmins Youth Singers and the Timmins Concert Singers have been featured in numerous choral festivals and performing opportunities outside of Timmins. In 1985, they were selected to partici

4 Responses to “Legendary Singer Eydie Gorme Dies At The Age Of 84”

  1. Thanks Jayne. She will most definitely be missed.


  2. Finally I get to respond to this note 🙂 I thoroughly enjoyed listening to her and her husband singing together. My one question I would love to ask Carol Burnett would be “Why did you never have these 2 on your show? You had them on one at a time but never the 2 together.”


  3. Peggy – really? Now that is strange. Very strange. Maybe it was an opportunity to showcase their solo voices? It is strange though.


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