We here at AEE have sad news to share with everyone. American singer Benny Mardones who was famous for his huge 80’s hit song “Into The Night” has passed away at the age of 73. He passed away at his home in California, as reported by Billboard.
The report would go to stat that Mardones had died from complications after a long fight with Parkinson’s disease.
The singer was born in Cleveland, Ohio, but grew up in Savage, Maryland. He joined the Navy and served during the Vietnam War. But it was when Mardones moved to New York City when he started writing articles for artists such as Brenda Lee and Tommy James.
Benny became very famous thanks to his album “Never Run, Never Hide.” With the debut of that album, also came the hit song “Into the Night.”
The song was such a hit. It flew up the music charts making its way to number 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 twice within a ten-year period. He moved to Syracuse, New York, during the mid-1980s to try to recover from substance abuse.
“When I was addicted to drugs, Syracuse opened its arms to me,” he told the outlet in 2017. “It gave me my life back. The fans never wavered. The radio stations played my songs.” He eventually called Syracuse his “hometown.”
It was in 2000 when the rock star was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. However, he would still go on to perform during the mid-2010s. Benny is survived by his wife and a son Michael, as well as a sister Louise.
We at AEE would like to send our condolences to the entire Mardones family.