Italy: Eurovision 1990 Winner Toto Cutugno Passed Away at 80

The Ansa Italian magazine bring us some sad news: Italian singer-songwriter Toto Cutugno passed away at the age of 80.
He died in Milan’s San Raffaele Hospital, after a long illness, which had become more serious in the last few months.

Toto Cutugno is well known due to his participation at Eurovision 1990 with the song “Insieme 1992“. Back then, he won the contest, bringing Italy its second Eurovision trophy (out of 3 to date).

Back then, Toto was the oldest singer to win Eurovision (aged 46 years old and 302 days).
Subsequently, he was one of the 2 hosts of Eurovision 1991 in Rome, alongside Gigliola Cinquetti,who won Eurovision 1964:

Toto Cutugno is one of the 5 artists to hold the record for participation in the Sanremo Festival (the other 4 are Al Bano , Peppino di Capri , Milva and Anna Oxa ).
He has participated in the festival 15 times: Winning the festival with “Solo noi” (Eng: Only Us).
One of his greatest hits is the song “L’Italiano“, which was his “Sanremo” participation in 1983:

His first “Sanremo” participation was in 1976 as part of the group Albatros, with “Volo AZ 504”:

Toto wrote songs for Domenico Modugno, Adriano Celentano, Gigliola Cinquetti, Ornella Vanoni, but also for Mireille Mathieu, Dalida, Johnny Hallyday, Michel Sardou, Claude Francois, Herve’ Vilard.

During his career, Toto Cutugno has released 24 studio-albums, the first of them was released in 1981 and the last of them (new version to his great hits) was released in 2013.

ESCBEAT team feels sorry for the great loss of a great musician with divine personality.
May he rest in peace and be remembered by the great musical heritage he left behind.

Doron Lahav is 30-year-old, who lives in Israel. Doron has been watching the Eurovision Song Contest since early 2000s. Doron works as a Data Scientist and shows interest in singing and writing.

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