Tony Martin who was best known for his 50s ballads as ‘There's No Tomorrow’ and ‘To Each His Own’, and his 60-year marriage to dancer Cyd Charissem has died over the weekend.
His business manager, Stan Schneider, said that he had died "peacefully" of natural causes at his Los Angeles home on Friday.
Gabriel Guerrero, a long-time friend and a musician, described Martin as "the ultimate crooner who outlasted all his contemporaries".
He told the BBC that Martin "truly remained the butterscotch baritone until he was 98".
The singer was a contemporary of classic crooners Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra, and also starred in movie musicals from the 1930s to the '50s, alongside stars such as Judy Garland.
Martin featured in 25 films, most of them being made during the ‘golden age’ of Hollywood musicals.The singer's striking look saw him cast mainly as a romantic lead.
He divorced his first wife Faye after two years before meeting rising dance star Charisse, whom he married in 1948, and they famously stayed together till she died in 2008.
According to his friends Tony continued performing into his nineties.
Below: Tony Martin in his later years