Frank Sinatra Jr. Dies at 72

Frank Sinatra Jr., who carried out his legendary father’s legacy through his career as a singer, conductor and actor, died Wednesday, March 16, of cardiac arrest. He was 72.

“The Sinatra family mourns the untimely passing of their son, brother, father, uncle, Frank Sinatra, Jr. of cardiac arrest while on tour in Daytona, Florida,” his sister Nancy, wrote on Facebook.

In a statement to the Associated Press, the family said that the musician died unexpectedly on Wednesday after suffering a heart attack while touring in Daytona Beach, Florida.

The statement said that the family was in mourning over the passing of their son, brother, father and uncle.

He released seven albums during his life, and appeared on multiple TV shows, including The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour and The Dean Martin Show.

He is survived by his sisters, Nancy and Tina Sinatra, and his son, Michael.

Sinatra Sr. died in 1998, also of a heart attack.

HOLLYWOOD, FL - MARCH 03: Frank Sinatra, Jr. performs at Hard Rock Live! in the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on March 3, 2011 in Hollywood, Florida. (Photo by Larry Marano/Getty Images)