– Lady Gaga pays tribute to Tony Bennett after his death
– She shares photos and a heartfelt message on Instagram
– Gaga calls Bennett a “musical companion and father figure”
Lady Gaga recently took to Instagram to share a series of photos and pay her respects to the late Tony Bennett. In the heartfelt post, the singer-songwriter remembered Bennett as her “musical companion and father figure,” while also expressing her love for him.
Gaga began her Instagram post with the caption, “I’ll never forget the day I met you,” and continued to share details of their first encounter, which took place on the set of Bennett’s TV special. According to Gaga, Bennett was “full of laughter and humor,” even offering her a piece of cake.
Lady Gaga went on to describe the impact Bennett had on her life and her immense gratitude for his guidance and friendship. “You changed my life. You completed me, showed me parts of myself I didn’t believe were real,” she wrote.
She also extended her condolences to Bennett’s wife, Susan, and their children, adding, “My heart breaks for his precious, beloved family… who lost their rock. I’m sending you all my love.”
In her concluding remarks, Gaga expressed how music and love would keep Bennett’s memory alive. She wrote, “Tony, I’ll never forget our love and our music will live on forever,” and ended the post with a simple “I love you.”
Throughout the years, Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett shared a close bond and collaborated on several projects, including the critically acclaimed 2014 album “Cheek to Cheek.” They also released a second collaborative album, “Love for Sale,” in 2021.