The death of Dean Martin’s son Ricci Martin has music fans around the world crushed. Even Beach Boy Brian Wilson and Frank Sinatra’s daughter Nancy Sinatra, as well as many other fans, immediately took to Twitter to mourn Ricci’s sad loss. See their tweets here!
Ricci Martin was reported dead on Aug. 3 after he was found unresponsive at his Utah home, with a cause of death still undetermined. But being the son of a legendary singer like Dean and having a singing career of his own, Ricci gained a solid fan base during his career and knew plenty of people in the industry including Brian and Nancy. Plus, Ricci was also only 62 years old, making his passing even more heartbreaking. No wonder people shared their sadness on social media!
Nancy — who just lost her brother Frank Sinatra Jr. in March — tweeted her message to Ricci in the early morning of Aug. 7, referring to him as “little bro.” Although it’s unclear whether Ricci and Nancy had worked together, Ricci worked with Brian’s brother Carl Wilson on an album called Beach in the 1970s, quickly becoming part of the Beach Boys family as Brian mentioned in his tweet about Ricci’s death. Take a look at some of the other reactions below:
— Nancy Sinatra (@NancySinatra) August 7, 2016
Ricci Martin was a great guy and part of the extended Beach Boys family. He passed too young. My heart goes out to his family and friends.
— Brian Wilson (@BrianWilsonLive) August 7, 2016
Just heard the sad news about Ricci Martin 😢 Rest in peace my friend ~ 😓
— Tai Babilonia (@taiskates) August 7, 2016
@BrianWilsonLive My thoughts and prayers are with Ricci Martin’s family and friends 💖
— Michelle Baker (@Michelle12182) August 7, 2016
@people our thoughts and prayers go out to the Martin family after their loss.
— Callie Bassett (@dsartison01) August 7, 2016
@people at least he’ll be kicking it back with his dad and ole blue eyes now! 🙂
— lynn croden (@LynnCroden) August 7, 2016
Ricci had seven siblings growing up, five of whom he is survived by: his older brother Craig and four sisters Sasha, Deana, Gina and Gail. He is also survived by his mother, Jeanne, and his three daughters Rio, Pepper, and Montana. Our thoughts are with the Martin family.
HollywoodLifers, send your love to Ricci’s family and friends as they mourn in this difficult time.