by Sierra Marquina | Sat., Aug. 10, 2013 6:31 PM
Singer Eydie Gormé, who performed solo and alongside her husband Steve Lawrence entertaining audiences in the '60s, passed away in Las Vegas on Saturday.
She was 84-years-old.
"Eydie has been my partner on stage and in life for more than 55 years. I fell in love with her the moment I saw her and even more the first time I heard her sing," says Mr. Lawrence in a statement released to E! News. "While my personal loss is unimaginable, the world has lost one of the greatest pop vocalists of all time."
In addition to performing with her husband, Gormé had a huge solo hit with her Grammy-nominated 1963 jam, "Blame It on the Bossa Nova." The band and nightclub singer died at Sunrise Hospital following a brief, undisclosed illness, according to her publicist, Howard Bragman.
Eydie also gained fame after joining the cast of Steve Allen's local New York television show in 1953 which later became NBC's Tonight Show in 1954.
She's survived by her husband, her son David and a granddaughter. Services are pending and will be private.