Las Vegas music legend Vincent Falcone, conductor for Sinatra, dies at 78

Mar 28, 2017 1268

BY: John Katsilometes

The message to Danny Falcone was simple enough, but it revealed all: “When was your father’s birth date?” He sent back a text message, “7/11/38.” Seven-eleven. A very Vegas date for a very Vegas legend. Vincent Falcone, the master Las Vegas pianist and music director for many of the giants in the entertainment industry, died late Friday night in Torrance, Calif. Falcone had suffered from brain cancer for about a year. Last March, he was diagnosed with an advanced form of glioblastoma multiforme brain cancer.

Falcone underwent surgery at UCSF Medical Center in San Francisco, but never fully recovered. He had talked of re-animating his left hand so he could once more play the piano with both hands, but was never able to return to form. Danny Falcone, a popular trumpet player in Las Vegas as a member of Celine Dion’s orchestra and Santa Fe & The Fat City Horns, said his father died peacefully at 10:55 p.m., surrounded by family and loved ones. Falcone recently moved to Los Angeles to live with his son Jeff and had been admitted to Torrance Memorial Medical Center.

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