Veteran singer Frankie Laine
has died in a San Diego, California hospital. He was 93.
Lane, best known for singing the theme from classic TV western series Rawhide
, suffered a heart attack following hip replacement surgery. He passed away yesterday at Scripps Mercy Hospital.
Laine's other hits included Jezebel, I Believe, Mule Train, Cold Water and Answer Me
Born Frank LoVecchio in Chicago, Illinois on March 30, 1913, Laine had his first hit in 1947, going on to enjoy a career in which he sold 250 million albums and was awarded 21 gold records.
In 1974, Laine sang the theme to Mel Brooks
' comedy western Blazing Saddles
Laine is survived by his second wife Marcia Ann Kline, who he married in 1999, his brother, two daughters and two grandsons.
(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)