05:50 PM EDT 03/19/2015
Originally posted 07/30/2012 04:00PM
Tony Martin, a crooner best known for his roles in Hollywood musicals, has died at 98.
Martin passed away of natural causes Friday at his home in West Los Angeles, his friend Beverly Scott told the Associated Press.
During his career, Martin appeared in more than 25 films, often as the romantic lead, including Ziegfeld Girl, and Casbah.
His popularity spanned from the late 1930s through the 1950s when Martin became synonymous with songs like "Stranger in Paradise," "La Vie en Rose," "Fools Rush In" and more.
Top 5 Most Voted Stories
Jessa (Duggar) Seewald Publicly Turns Her Back on Brother Josh – Is a Family Feud Brewing?
How Sandra Bullock Found Happiness with Her 'Great Guy' Bryan Randall: All the Details of Their New Romance!
Jill Dillard Opens Up About 'Sad' Month for Duggar Family as Sister Jessa Seewald Shares Sermon About Preventing Adultery
Suicidal Teen Allegedly Texted Friend, 'Let's Do a Romeo and Juliet,' Says Lawyer
Refugee Dad Receives $170,000 in Donations After Pictured with Daughter Selling Pens on the Street
Top 10 News Categories
The most buzzed about stars this minute!
Treat Yourself! 4 Preview Issues
More On PEOPLE.com
Got a News Tip?
Send it to our People.com editors!