Former Canadian teen idol Bobby Curtola dead at 73.

 

Singer Bobby Curtola is shown in a 1964 file photo. Former Canadian teen idol Curtola has died. He was 73.His death was announced in a statement from his children, who called Curtola "an amazing man who did so much for the people in this world." THE CANADIAN PRESS/CP

THE CANADIAN PRESS  06.04.2016

 

TORONTO - Former Canadian teen idol and singer Bobby Curtola has died. He was 73.

His death was announced in a statement from his children, who called Curtola "an amazing man who did so much for the people in this world."

A teen idol in Canada during the early '60s, Curtola also made his mark internationally in 1962 with the singles "Fortune Teller" and "Aladdin."

Curtola, who was born in what is now Thunder Bay, Ont., was named to the Order of Canada in 1997.

He was also known for his charity work, particularly for children.

In a statement issued through Curtola's Facebook and Twitter pages, Chris Curtola and Michael Curtola said their father loved his fans.

"To his fans...he loved each and every one of you more than you will know, and never took for granted the life you gave him. He would want you to do something kind for one another today and each day," the statement said. "He would also want you to know he loves you, and that you have another angel watching over you."