Sinatra family confirms Frank Sinatra Jr. has died

- Frank Sinatra Jr., who carried on his famous father's legacy with his own music career, has died. He was 72.

The Sinatra family said in a statement to The Associated Press that Sinatra died unexpectedly Wednesday of cardiac arrest while on tour in Daytona Beach, Florida.

The statement said the family mourns the untimely passing of their son, brother, father and uncle. No other details were provided.

Sinatra was scheduled to perform at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Pete Thursday night. The theater has released the following statement regarding the show: 

"The Mahaffey is sad to announce the passing of Frank Sinatra Jr. Refunds for tomorrow night's concert will be issued at the original point of purchase. We extend our heartfelt condolences to the Sinatra family."

Kidnapped and held for ransom when he was 19, Sinatra Jr. had already followed his dad into the music business by then. He eventually worked for his father as his musical director and conductor. He performed the National Anthem at a New York Yankees game last year.

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