Tony Sacca Dead: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Tony Sacca Dead

Tony Sacca pictured on his Facebook page.

One of the most famous voices on the Las Vegas strip has died. Reports first emerged on the morning of January 31 saying that singer Tony Sacca had passed away at the age of 65. He is survived by his renowned chef wife Josette Leblond. Most recently, Sacca had starred in a show at Bally’s titled Vegas the Story. Sacca had been performing in Vegas since 1981 and also operated the San Gennaro Feast in the city. He passed away three weeks shy of his 66th birthday.

Here’s what you need to know:


1. Sacca Is Thought to Have Suffered a Heart Attack

Tony Sacca Funeral

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CBS Las Vegas reports that Sacca suffered a heart attack on the morning of January 31. Fox Las Vegas reports that on the night of January 30, Sacca was admitted to a hospital because he was not feeling well.

Just prior to his death, Sacca was performing in a revue of the history of entertainment in Las Vegas. The show was written by Sacca. In 2010, the Las Vegas Sun reported that Sacca had been involved in a naming dispute with a similar show.


2. His Star Is Next to Elvis Presley’s on Las Vegas Boulevard

Sacca, a legend on the Las Vegas strip, has a star outside the New York New York Hotel and Casino. His star is located beside Elvis Presley’s star. On his Facebook page, Sacca writes, “Entertainer, TV host, Producer, singer, songwriter, my passion diet and exercising and having a positive outlook on life.” A online bio says that Sacca appeared at the White House on three separate occasions.


3. He Was an Identical Twin


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According to his biography on Sacca’s official website, he was born to second-generation Italian-American parents, Joe and Millie, in Philadelphia in 1951. They had two sons, identical twins Joe and Robert, as well as a daughter, Marie. The pair graduated from South Philadelphia High School in 1969.

In 1999, Robert Sacca succumbed to leukemia. Both brothers pursued entertainment as a career. The bio says the Sacca brothers became “one of the nation’s top show bands in the 1970s and leading the way to Las Vegas.” It adds that “they set off to conquer the world, living a life of stardom with parties, exotic cars and women.” He also hosted the syndicated TV show, Entertainment Las Vegas Style. Sacca spoke about the brother’s start in August 1999 saying, “We worked go-go joints, played background music. We did motorcycle joints — those places scared the hell out of me. We would do anything. At that age, if anybody wants you to work, you say yes to anything.”

The brothers appeared on Late Night With David Letterman in 1986.


4. Sacca Was Married to Renowned Chef Josette Leblond


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Sacca is survived by his wife, Josette Leblond. A chef by trade, the Las Vegas Review Journal reported that Leblond had been awarded the Legion of Honor from the French government. Leblond was honored for her promotion of French culture in Las Vegas and Los Angeles.

According to her LinkedIn page, Leblond operates the Josette Bistro-Restaurant in Los Angeles as well as the Normandie Bakery. The couple lived in Los Angeles together, reports Fox Las Vegas.


5. Sacca’s Is Being Mourned on Twitter

Sacca’s passing has resulted in his fans taking to Twitter en masse to mourn the crooner. Here are some of the most poignant tributes:


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