He died suddenly Toni Santagata, singer, songwriter, composer, radio and TV presenter, very popular in the 70s and 80s, famous cabaret artist in Rome, protagonist of many broadcasts of the time from A for agriculture to Canzonissima. There are also many tours abroad.
He was 85, his name was Antonio Morese and was born in Sant’Agata di Puglia on 9 December 1935). His wife Giovanna with whom he had celebrated 50 years of marriage, announced it to ANSA. He brought Apulian folklore to hit levels, with songs like How beautiful lu primm’ammore, Lu maritiello.
Over the course of his career he has written 6 modern musical works. The best known is Padre Pio Santo of Hope, performed in the Vatican in the Paul VI Hall on the evening of the Saint’s canonization. The final song, Padre Pio I need you, has become the official prayer of the saint’s faithful. He was also one of the founders of the National Actors, of which he was the top scorer for a long time.