Singer-songwriter Toto Cutugno, best known for his worldwide 1983 hit song, "L'Italiano", died at the age of 80 on Tuesday, his manager Danilo Mancuso told ANSA, Report informs.
Cutugno, whose birth name was Salvatore, died in Milan's San Raffaele Hospital "after a long illness, which had become more serious in the last few months", said Mancuso.
Born in Tuscany to a Sicilian father, Cutugno also won the 1990 Eurovision Song Contest with the song "Insieme: 1992".
He won the Sanremo Song Festival twice.
In November 2008, Toto Cutugno visited Baku. He performed at the Heydar Aliyev Palace with a concert program called Train. In 2013, under the organization of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, Cutugno performed the Azerbaijani folk song Sari Gelin for the first time at Baku Crystal Hall.