Bobby Rydell, ‘Wild One’ singer, dead at 79, Bobby Rydell Biography
Bobby Rydell, one of the famous teen idol from 60s who was well known for his songs like “Wild One”. He will be remember for his role as Hugo Peabody in the 1963 film “Bye Bye Birdie,” according to a statement released by his family has died, He was 79 years old.
On April 5, Bobby Rydell died in Abington, Pennsylvania, he was suffering from pneumonia complications. Complications were unrelated to Covid-19, the statement said. Born Robert Ridarelli, Rydell got his first song on the Billboard 100 in 1959 and went on to have a career that included 34 top 100 hits and more than 25 million album sales, according to the statement released by his representative.
Bobby Rydell Biography
In 2012 Bobby Rydell opened up about receiving a double organ transplant in his biography “Teen Idol on the Rocks: A Tale of Second Chances,” was an advocate for organ donation and supporter of The Gift of Life, a nonprofit that helps families impacted by organ transplants.
Rydell is survived by his wife, Linda J. Hoffman, son Robert Ridarelli, daughter Jennifer Dulin, and his five grandchildren, according to the statement ob behalf of his family.