Toto Cutugno, Eurovision Icon, Passes Away at 80 – Music World Mourns

By | August 22, 2023



death – Obituary News : Italian Music Legend Toto Cutugno Passes Away at the Age of 80

Milan, Italy – The music industry mourns the loss of Toto Cutugno, the iconic Italian singer who captured the hearts of millions around the world with his timeless melodies. Cutugno, who rose to fame after winning the Eurovision Song Contest in 1990, passed away at the age of 80 on Tuesday at the San Raffaele hospital in Milan.

Born Salvatore Cutugno in Tuscany, Italy, the talented singer-songwriter gained international recognition in 1983 with his hit song “L’Italiano”. Originally intended for Adriano Celentano, Cutugno’s captivating rendition of the song resonated with Italian immigrants, particularly in Australia and South America, making it an instant classic and establishing him as one of the most beloved Italian musicians of all time.

Cutugno’s manager, Danilo Mancuso, revealed that the singer had been battling a long-term illness, and his health had significantly deteriorated in recent months. The news of his passing has left fans devastated, as they remember him for his incredible talent and his ability to touch hearts with his music.

In addition to his success with “L’Italiano”, Toto Cutugno achieved another milestone in his illustrious career by winning the Eurovision Song Contest in 1990 with his song “Insieme: 1992”. The powerful ballad celebrated European political integration and the establishment of the European Union, resonating with audiences across the continent. This victory marked the second Italian triumph in the history of the Eurovision Song Contest, and Cutugno had the honor of hosting the following year’s competition in Rome.

Throughout his life, Cutugno remained a prominent figure in the Italian music scene. He had previously won the prestigious Sanremo Festival in 1980 with his song “Solo Noi”, further solidifying his status as a musical legend. However, it was “L’Italiano” that propelled him to international stardom, earning him a dedicated fanbase and making him an ambassador for Italian music worldwide.


The news of Toto Cutugno’s passing has sent shockwaves throughout the music industry, with colleagues and fans expressing their condolences and paying tribute to his exceptional talent. His songs will continue to resonate with audiences for generations to come, serving as a testament to his enduring legacy.

We extend our deepest sympathies to Toto Cutugno’s family, friends, and fans during this difficult time. May his soul rest in eternal peace, and may his music continue to inspire and uplift hearts around the world..