How did Tony Pantano die? Know the Cause of death details of “King of Cabaret” in Australia


How did Tony Pantano die? Know the Cause of death details of “King of Cabaret” in Australia

Australian legend, Multi-award winner, and king of cabaret Tony Pantano passed away. Let’s learn more about his passing and Tony Pantano cause of death in detail.

How did Tony Pantano die?

Very sad news: Tony Pantano, the multi-award-winning performer known as Australia’s “King of Cabaret,” died this evening after a long battle with cancer. Everyone, particularly the Italian community in Australia, will be deeply missed by the former TV personality and stage artist.

The Italian and Australian communities adored Tony Pantano, and his performances frequently sold out. Since he was 15 years old, Tony has performed nonstop at weddings, engagements, nightclubs, TV shows, Sydney clubs, and on American and local cruise ships.

A wonderful man who was selfless, thoughtful, and devoted to those close to him. In the entertainment industry, Tony had a very successful career, winning the “MO Award” for “Best Male Vocalist” a record-breaking thirteen times.

All of this despite never having the successful recordings that he deserved. He exemplified how one might build out a top-tier career by having genuine talent, tenacity, and professionalism. Any immigrant who wanted to succeed in the show industry could now do it thanks to this.

Tony Pantano cause of death

The music world lost not only a giant in the industry but a much-loved son, brother, father, father-in-law, uncle, grandfather, great-grandfather, partner & friend. A man who was blessed to have lived his life doing what he loved every day right up until the very end. He passed tonight peacefully, in prayer surrounded by his family by his side. Pantano has lost his fight against cancer. He leaves us a leading figure in Italian-Australian cabaret.


As per Sep 2020 reports, it was confirmed that he was diagnosed with cancer:

Tony, who was diagnosed with prostate cancer and diabetes two years ago, said that one of the good things about time spent in isolation has been the ability to keep in touch and reconnect with people over social media.

Tony Pantano with his coveted Star Award, the first of many awards he has won during his long, illustrious career. “I have been hearing from people I haven’t seen in 30 years … it has been amazing. I have also been able to talk to industry friends who are in the same boat and I think the communication between everyone has helped some cope with the isolation and financial stress much better,” said Tony.

Tony Pantano: Who was he?

Tony Pantano is an Australian musician, singer, songwriter, and actor who was born in Italy. Italian Messina is where Tony Pantano was born; his parents brought him to Australia in 1956.

Tony began performing with his father at local Italian dances and weddings when he was 12 years old, singing and playing the slap bass. He started his pop band, Isy and the Dynamics, when he was 15 years old. On the In label, Isy and the Dynamics released the single “One Night/Let Bygones Begone” in 1965.

When Pantano joined the band Sammy and The Dolphins as their lead vocalist and bass player, his sound evolved from pop to Latin American. The Dolphins, a single lengthy play by Sammy and The Dolphins, was published.

At Sergio’s Rendezvous, which was recorded at Melbourne’s Allan Eaton Recording Studios. Tony went on a tour of Vietnam to entertain the troops after his parole. He entered the talent competition Showcase upon his return to Australia and advanced to the Grand Final.

From Tom Jones and Elvis Presley to Englebert Humperdink and the legendary classical singer Luciano Pavarotti, TONY Pantano has been compared to celebrities.

But to the fans of Tony Pantano, he is all of them combined; a timeless performer with a rich voice and excellent humor who seamlessly combines rock, pop, Latin, R&B, modern, and opera in his performances.

It demonstrates the reason Pantano has long been a popular international headline act in casinos, hotels, and on opulent cruise ships.

Awards & Honors

His success has been recognized by numerous industry honors, including a record-breaking 12 nominations for best male voice at the Mo Awards and twice winning entertainer of the year.

Additionally, he was nominated eight times for best male vocal at the Ace Awards. In live performances, business gatherings, and events around Australasia, Europe, and the US, Pantano has been the featured performer.

In addition, he has produced 17 albums and two top-charting singles in Australia. Pantano is now entertaining cruise ship passengers on the high seas somewhere in the Pacific, but he is on his way to Geelong and will be appearing with Memory Lane at The Sphinx later this month.

Australia’s best vocalists ever

Pantano is “without a doubt one of Australia’s best vocalists ever,” according to Jamie Redfern, and “someone else in the show industry looks up to and admires greatly, both as an artist and a human being.”

The seasoned vocalist has been a familiar face on Australian television screens over the years, performing on programs like Bandstand and the Don Lane and Bert Newtown shows, among other venerable programs.

He has performed for 1200 people, sung with the Everly Brothers, and led the clapping following his performance. He also sang his hit songs in Las Vegas.

Pantano, who always smiles and is referred to as “The Man with the Golden Voice,” has garnered acclaim for decades. The best Australian talent ever, according to critics, has “amazing vocal skill” and “captivating charm and charisma.”


Tributes & Condolences poured in for Tony Pantano

Adrian De Luca

For those who have been following me on socials, I won’t be posting anything tonight as I would like to pay tribute to Australian legend Tony Pantano It is impossible to be part of the Italian community without knowing him. Every musician who was lucky enough to have worked with him knows how much he respected them. He never made anyone feel less than him. Thank you for allowing me to be part of your journey and for being part of mine. My condolences to the Pantano family. Rest in peace.

Angela Palmieri

My condolences to you all and your family he was a great man and friend and a great singer he will be missed very much but never forgotten may Tony P R.I.P Amen xoxo.

Angela Raineri-Silvestro 

Hearing of the passing of Tony Pantano in 2023 starts on a sad note in Australia’s most loved and talented Italian singer, Tony Pantano. He will be remembered by Australia’s Italian community as truly one of the most talented Italian artists. Those of us who knew him will also remember him as a friendly, down-to-earth friend. When a friendship leaves us through death, we feel cheated in life. Life doesn’t play fair you will be greatly missed Fly high my beautiful friend until we meet again, My deepest condolences to the family REST IN PEACE TONY PANTANO

Charmaine M Furst 

My Heart is broken tonight as I just found out that I have lost a long-time family friend and I can say that there will never be another Tony Pantano. A true gentleman who had such a God Gifted talent and it made people all around the world smile and gave them Joy with his performances, I remember my mum introducing me to him when I was about 11 years old and he treated me just beautifully those concerts and I was in awe of his music and his voice. One of a kind and now heaven has another beautiful Angel to sing with the rest. May you Rest In Peace my friend and you are now with your beloved mother and sister. My deepest condolences to the Pantano family and my thoughts and prayers are with you all. Goodnight and God Bless Tony you will be dearly missed

Libby Petrella

With a saddened heart, I say goodbye to my dear friend Tony Pantano who passed away earlier this evening, after losing his battle with cancer. You will always hold a special place in my heart. Love you now and forever. 

Ben Maiorana

Wow, what a sad night this has become. We were planning a big 2023 Tour with Tony Pantano and Francesca Brescia to celebrate their 30th Anniversary milestone but as we have found out tonight tragedy has struck again in our industry. It’s a very emotional time in hearing of his passing but his magical voice and genuine friendship will never be forgotten. Condolences to Carmel and the respective families RIP Tony.


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