Frank Sinatra Jr. (1944-2016)

American singer, composer and conductor and the son of Frank Sinatra, Frank Sinatra Jr., has passed away at the age of 72.

According to reports, he suffered a cardiac arrest while on tour in Florida.

Born as Francis Wayne Sinatra in New Jersey, Sinatra Jr. started his career quickly. By his teens, he was already performing on stage.

Early on, he had toured in almost 50 states and 30 countries. He also guested on popular television shows, like The Love Boat, The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hourand and The Dean Martin Show.

On December 10, 1963, when Sinatra Jr. was 19, three men kidnapped him from a Lake Tahoe hotel, and was released when a ransom of $240,000 was paid. The three men were eventually charged and jailed.

In recent years, Sinatra Jr. released That Face!, made a brief cameo appearance CBS legal comedy-drama The Defenders, voiced for Family Guy and in 2015 performed “The Star-Spangled Banner” at Yankee Stadium in honor his father’s birthday.

He is survived by his son, Michael.