Famous International Song Writer Toto Cutugno Died at 80

Last Updated on October 9, 2023, 12:00 pm

Toto Cutugno, a singer-songwriter best known for his international smash song “L’Italiano” from 1983, passed away on August 22, 2023, at 80, according to his manager Danilo Mancuso.

Toto Cutugno Died
Toto Cutugno (Source: dilei.it)

Cutugno’s real name was Salvatore Cutugno, he died in Milan’s San Raffaele Hospital after a long illness that had become more serious in the last few months, according to Mancuso.

He passed away by leaving his family and fans behind. Condolences and sympathies to his family, fans, and the music industry. His burial and funeral services are not announced yet.

About Toto Cutugno

Cutugno was born in Tuscany to a Sicilian  father . Despite participating in the Sanremo Music Festival fifteen times, Toto Cutugno only achieved success there once, in 1980, with the song “Solo noi.

His 1983 song “L’Italiano,” sung in many other languages, is seen as a representation of Italian identity and culture. Cutugno also finished in second place six times with songs like “Serenata,” “Figli,” “Emozioni,” and “Le mamme.”

He won the 1990 Eurovision Song Contest with the song “Insieme: 1992“; and won the Sanremo Song Festival twice, and was one of the most well-known Italian artists on a global scale.

A group of Ukrainian musicians attempted to prevent him from performing in Kyiv in 2019 because he was a Russian sympathizer like renowned southern Italian performer Al Bano.

In addition, he was one of the greatest Italian songwriters of all time; he wrote songs for artists like Dalida, Adriano Celentano, and Domenico Modugno.

Cutugno was considered as a genuine representative of Italian music around the globe, particularly in nations like Romania, Spain, Turkey, Germany, and Russia.

He was frequently referred to as Sanremo’s “eternal second.” Cutugno was constantly teased for embodying the proverb “always a bridesmaid, never a bride,” however, he always responded with humor and grace.

His compositions that honor their past and roots made him highly well-liked among Italians in many different nations worldwide, particularly among Italian Americans.

Cutugno frequently performed in New York City and Atlantic City while living in the New York metropolitan region, where he would frequently play to crowded houses of adoring fans.

His legacy will always remain in the music industry and the hearts of his loved ones. Prayers for Cutugno, Rest in Peace.

Source: uptospeedjournalism.com

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