Martino, who was born Alfred Cini. Instead of following the family tradition and making a living as a bricklayer, Martino followed his love of music. His signature song was "Spanish Eyes." Other favorites include "Daddy's Little Girl," "Mary in the Morning" and "I Love You Because."
A lot of people remember Martino for his role in The Godfather, where he played the Sinatra-like singer named Johnny Fontane.
He was "a hero in South Philadelphia, with that magnificent voice of his," Blavat said. Martino is survived by his wife and two daughters. The public relations company that put out the notice on Martino's passing did not say what caused his death.