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Legendary Dean Martin's Hidden Heartache: His Son Dean Paul Tragically Died At The Age Of 35

Dean Martin was described as the classic crooner in World War II. He was well known for his comedy partnership with Jerry Lewis.

Dean suffered a terrible loss when his son died at the age of 35 in a plane crash. 

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Legendary entertainer

Born in Ohio, Dean Martin was a singer and actor who starred in several films. The stage performer dropped out of high school and worked odd jobs to sustain himself before he began singing in local nightclubs near his hometown.

Then, he met Jerry Lewis and the two started a comedy partnership on radio, television, and film for a decade before they split.

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Dean then resumed his career as a solo artist and was successful with such hits as That's Amore, Memories are Made of This, When You're Smiling, and Oh Marie.

During his lifetime, the legendary screen performer appeared in a total of 51 films, including Some Came Running, Bells Are Ringing, Rio Bravo, and Toys in the Attic.

He has been married a total of three times and had eight children in all.

Tragic death

It was heartbreaking when the death of the entertainer’s son, Dean Paul Martin was announced decades ago. He was killed in a military jet crash.

The Air National Guard in a statement said his remains and that of another flier were found by rescue workers in the San Bernardino Mountains where their plane went missing.

He was the oldest of Martin's three children from his former wife, Jeanne Biegger.  Dean, who was an athlete, television performer, and musician, started his show business career when he formed rock band Dino, Desi and Billy.

He made appearances on NBC-TV's Misfits of Science and starred in Players. The musician was married to actress Olivia Hussey and Olympic skating champion Dorothy Hamill.

Speaking about his son's death in an interview, the performer said his son's death was a terrible thing, as it struck close to home.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Another son dies

Ricci Martin, the youngest son of legendary entertainer from his second marriage, is dead. According to family members, the musician was found dead at his home in Utah.

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Before his death, Ricci had been performing a tribute show to his late father.

It’s sad such a talented family suffered such great loss. Share this and say a prayer for the family.