Singer Eydie Gormé — of Duo Steve and Eydie — Dies at 84
Eydie Gormé passed away Saturday in Las Vegas, her rep Howard Bragman tells People. She was 84.
"Legendary singer and performer Eydie Gorme passed away peacefully today at Sunrise Hospital following a brief illness," Bragman said in a statement. "She was surrounded by her husband, son and other loved ones at the time of her death."
Her husband Steve Lawrence added in his own statement: "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.
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"While my personal loss is unimaginable, the world has lost one of the greatest pop vocalists of all time."
Gormé and Lawrence performed everything from Broadway standars to popular hits as Steve and Eydie. They were favorites on The Ed Sullivan Show, and performed at Carnegie Hall and Las Vegas, where they took up permanent residence. Gormé's single "Blame It on the Bossa Nova" made her an international hit in 1963.
She is survived by Lawrence and their son David. The couple's other son Michael died in 1986 from an undiagnosed heart condition.