Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra  – December 12, 1915 – May 15, 1998 was an America singer, and actor.

Sinatra began his music career during the swing era, becoming a successful solo artist in the mid 1940’s, and has released several famous songs and albums, such as ‘Come Fly With Me’, ‘Swing Easy’ and ‘My Way’.

He was also one of the founding members of the Rat Pack, and gained fame by fraternising with celebrities and presidents, including JF. Kennedy – and also infamy from his suspected links to organised crime and the mob, and was under the watch of the FBI for five decades.

He also openly acknowledged the fact that he suffered from swings of depression, and symptoms of bipolar disorder throughout his life, stating in one interview:

“Being an 18-karat manic-depressive, and having lived a life of violent emotional contradictions, I have an over-acute capacity for sadness as well as emotion.”

Sinatra suffered from dementia in his final years, and receded from the public eye after suffering from a heart attack in January 1997. A year later, at age 82 he suffered from another heart attack – this time losing his life.

Whilst attempts were made to stabilise his condition, Sinatra’s final words were:

“I’m losing.”

His death was confirmed by his family, and Sinatra’s version of ‘Softly As I Leave You’ was put up on his website.

Just a Small Drawing of Frank Sinatra, to try and get me motivated :]

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