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Al Martino's ominous last recording

On the day before his death, singer Al Martino was in a Fort Lee, New Jersey studio recording a cover of Garth Brooks' "If Tomorrow Never Comes." His wife Judith and son Al Cini shared the news with us Friday at the D'Anjolell Funeral Home in Broomall which held the viewing and memorial service of the South Philadelphia born show business legend. Martino, who turned 82 on Oct. 7, died of a heart attack Tuesday while cooking at his home in Springfield, Delaware County. The family says it's not sure whether the song will ever be released. Martino, a terrific singer and a true gentleman, who many remember for playing Johnny Fontane in "The Godfather," drew a large crowd of mourners, fans and friends alike, including broadcast veterans Bill Wright, Sr. and Bill "Wee Willie" Webber.

Al Martino's ominous last recording

On the day before his death, singer Al Martino was in a Fort Lee, New Jersey studio recording a cover of Garth Brooks' "If Tomorrow Never Comes." His wife Judith and son Al Cini shared the news with us Friday at the D'Anjolell Funeral Home in Broomall which held the viewing and memorial service of the South Philadelphia born show business legend. Martino, who turned 82 on Oct. 7, died of a heart attack Tuesday while cooking at his home in Springfield, Delaware County. The family says it's not sure whether the song will ever be released. Martino, a terrific singer and a true gentleman, who many remember for playing Johnny Fontane in "The Godfather," drew a large crowd of mourners, fans and friends alike, including broadcast veterans Bill Wright, Sr. and Bill "Wee Willie" Webber.

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