Today we turn to the blog "Hollywood Life by Bonnie Fuller' where Mr. Jon Boon has created prose and pictures in remembrance of Ricci. The prose contains pretty much the same details shared before, but mostly we are featuring this particular post because of the nine images of Ricci...some from his tribute show to our Dino or Ricci talking about the show, but two of the images are of Ricci with his famous father....one when Ricci was pretty young and one when we are guessing that Ricci was in his teen years or there abouts.
Both of the images of Ricci with our Dino are very touching...the early one of Ricci in his bedroom being visited by our Dino....very sweet, and the other of the pair with food and the family dog. Both provide memories of the good times Ricci shared with our Dino. We thank the folks at "Hollywood Life" and Mr. Jon Boon for their efforts in honoring Ricci and our Dino at this very tragic time for the Martin family. To checks this out in it's original source, simply clicks on the title of this blog post.
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Ricci Martin: Rat Pack Legend Dean Martin’s Son Dead At 62
Sun, August 7, 2016 by Jon Boon
So sad. Ricci Martin, the son of the late, great singer Dean Martin has passed away at the age of 62, according to multiple reports. Ricci was said to have passed away on Aug. 3 in Utah. Read the crushing details here.
Ricci, who was also a singer and crooner himself, was found unresponsive at his home, with a cause for his death unknown at this current time. He became synonymous as an entertainer, touring the world with a tribute show that honored his father’s hits. Dean, obviously, famous died back in 1995 when he was 78.
Ricci did release his own music in 1977, when he worked with his future brother-in-law Carl Wilson on his debut album, Beached. After that, Carl married Ricci’s sister Gina in 1987, but they divorced after a year of marriage.
In the 1990s, Ricci was part of the rock band Dino, where he replaced late brother Dean Paul Martin in the lineup. Dean was tragically killed in a 1987 military jet crash. But Dino continued performing with Ricci on the Las Vegas strip, often at the MGM Grand with friends Desi Arnaz Jr. and Billy Hinsche.
Ricci’s colorful life was highlighted in his 2002 memoir, That’s Amore. The book was all about his large Italian-American family and their lives in Beverly Hills. One of the book’s most famous reveals was about Ricci’s 21st birthday, where David Bowie, John Lennon, Ringo Star, Elton John and Elizabeth Taylor were among the star-studded guests.
Ricci is survived by a huge family, three daughters called Pepper, Montana and Rio, his mother Jeanne Martin, his brother Craig and four sisters Gail, Deana, Gina and Sasha. Our condolences go to the family at this difficult time.