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Bobby Rydell, the star of “Bye Bye Birdie,” has died. He was 79.
In accordance with Selection, the previous ’60s teen idol – identified for the songs “Wildwood Days” and “Volare” – died from pneumonia.
Rydell’s pal radio character Jerry Blavat advised the outlet: “Out of all the kids” from that period, “he had the best pipes and was the greatest entertainer. He told the best stories, did the best impersonations and was the nicest guy.”
A rep for Rydell didn’t instantly reply to Each day Submit’ request for remark.