- Also Known As:
- Dean Martin's son
- Date of Birth:
- September 20, 1953
Ricci Martin (born Ricci Martin on September 20, 1953) was an American singer. The youngest of iconic singer Dean Martin’s eight children, Ricci quickly caught on to his dad’s passion for music and entertaining, releasing his own solo album titled Beached in the 1970s. He also picked up some acting roles, starring in a film and ABC special with actress Lisa Hartman. In the late 1970s, Ricci formed a band with Ricky Fataar and Sammy Clayton which eventually took the name The Ricci Martin Band. Around 10 years later, Ricci joined the rock band Dino, replacing his late brother Dean Paul Martin in the 1990s. He authored a book about his home life with Dean titled That’s Amore, later performing a touring tribute show to his father. Ricci passed away on Aug. 3 after he was found unresponsive in his Utah home. As of Aug. 7, 2016, his cause of death was still unknown.
Best Known For:
Ricci was best known for being the son of legendary singer Dean Martin, also having a singing career of his own.
Ricci had three daughters, Rio, Pepper, and Montana, by whom he is survived. It’s unclear with whom Ricci had his children, as his personal life wasn’t in the media much.