Tony Bennett spent the majority of his life in his birthplace of New York City. He lived in a magnificent Manhattan condo, and he showed it out on social media.
Read on to learn more about Bennett’s final years and the house he loved so much.
Tony Bennett, who lived to the ripe old age of 96 and passed away on July 21, 2023, had a great life and career.
He amassed millions of followers from all corners of the globe over the course of his seven-decade career.
It wasn’t widely known that the “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” singer had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2016.
The singer spent his final days in the New York City apartment that had served as his home, studio, and location for his final interview.
After being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, Susan Benedetto, his wife, took on the major role of caring for him in his final years.
She said her spouse would often doubt the doctor’s prognosis. A conversation they once had is recounted by her: “He would ask me, ‘What is Alzheimer’s?’ I would explain, but he wouldn’t get it. He’d tell me, ‘Susan, I feel fine.’ That’s all he could process, physically felt great.”
His robust health allowed him to keep going despite learning he had Alzheimer’s.
Even though he made a few minor blunders during recording, such as forgetting key words, the singer remained a cheerful attitude and released an album with Lady Gaga.
Most of his time in the past few years has been spent in his beautiful apartment.
The musician lived on the fifteenth floor of a building with a view of Central Park.
There were three bedrooms, a spacious kitchen (where Bennett made his name as a chef), an elaborately furnished living and dining area, an executive office, a bathroom, and more.
Huge windows line the inside walls, letting in an abundance of bright natural light.
The windows also ensured that the late musician could take in sights of Central Park and the cityscape of New York without ever leaving his home.
The singer also made studio space out of one of the spare bedrooms. The studio subsequently became the singer’s haven after she won a Grammy.
His sketches were proudly displayed on the walls, and paintbrushes, canisters of paint, and other painting equipment littered the studio floor.
The musician revealed to the New York Times in 2015 that he also enjoyed painting.
He displayed a large easel near to a window with a stunning view of Central Park. He said, “Instead of buildings, you have nature here. There’s nothing more powerful than that.”
The musician cherished his time in the kitchen just as much.
His kitchen, with its buttery yellow walls, oak cupboards, and spacious dining table, was a frequent subject of his social media posts.
The living room of the singer was decorated with white couches, panel wood floors, and a mirror that stretched from floor to ceiling.
The centerpiece of the living room was a grand black piano, which Bennett often spent hours playing.
The singer hid his Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis.
At age 94, he decided to keep his initial diagnosis in 2016 a secret from his admirers until 2018. Since then, he has been dealing with the condition for four years.
Memory loss and difficulties communicating are common side effects of an Alzheimer’s diagnosis. Fortunately, Bennett’s symptoms weren’t too severe.
Bennett, then 94 years old, and his family stated that he had been secretly dealing with Alzheimer’s Disease since he was first diagnosed in 2016.
Tweeting in February of 2021, he wrote, “Life is a gift – even with Alzheimer’s.”
Bennett expressed appreciation to Susan Benedetto, his wife and primary caretaker following his illness.
He was in his sixties when he first met Benedetto, and she was in her twenties. Two decades passed before the couple tied the knot.
As a result of her appreciation for the late singer’s soulful voice, Susan became a devoted follower of Bennett’s music.
Bennett’s wife decided to forego hiring an aide during the Covid-19 outbreak, increasing the singer’s reliance on her.
She did what she could to reduce Bennett’s exposure to the illness by keeping him away from as many people as possible.