Bobby Rydell Passes Away

The “Teen Idol” from the 60s, Bobby Rydell, breathed his last on 5 April at the age of 79.

He died from the complications from pneumonia, in Abington, Pennsylvania. 

The Philadelphia-born singer made 34 top 100 hits in his career.

His first song on the Billboard 100 came in 1959.

Known for “Wild One”, he mesmerized his audience with his pleasant voice and stage presence. 

He also became quite popular for his role as Hugo Peabody in the 1963 film “Bye Bye Birdie.”

Born Robert Ridarelli, Rydell actively advocated for organ donation. 

His biography reveals that Rydell received a double organ transplant in 2012.

He also supported a non-profit organization that helped families impacted by organ transplants. 

Rydell is survived by his wife, daughter, son,  and five grandchildren.