Singer Julius La Rosa dies at 86

May 15, 2016 4:22 PM

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Julius La Rosa, a pop singer known for hits including "Eh, Cumpari," who was fired live on the air by Arthur Godfrey in 1953, has died at age 86.

His death at his home in Crivitz, Wis., was confirmed Saturday by his daughter, Maria La Rosa Smith of Ridgefield, Conn., and the Rhodes-Charapata Funeral Home in Crivitz. Smith says her father died Thursday of natural causes.

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