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Bobby Rydell, 60s teen idol and ‘Bye Bye Birdie’ star, dies at 79

By ANDREW DALTON Bobby Rydell, a pompadoured heartthrob of early rock ‘n roll who was a star of radio, television and the movie musical “Bye Bye Birdie,” died Tuesday. Rydell, who lived in Blue Bell, died of complications from pneumonia at a Abington Hospital, according to a statement posted by his marketing and event coordinator […]

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Bobby Rydell, ‘Wild One’ singer, dead at 79 | CNN

CNN  —  Bobby Rydell, a teen idol from the ’60s known for songs like “Wild One” and his role as Hugo Peabody in the 1963 film “Bye Bye Birdie,” has died, according to a statement released by his representatives. He was 79. Rydell died on April 5 in Abington, Pennsylvania, from pneumonia complications, which were […]

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Bobby Rydell dead: Bye Bye Birdie star and inspiration for Grease’s Rydell High dies at 79

Six months after his surgery, he returned to the stage in Las Vegas and went back on tour in Australia in 2014. Following the news of Bobby’s death, his fans took to Twitter to pay tribute to the star. Recalling an encounter with the singer in 2018, @JanieH wrote: “He was warm, funny and sincere […]

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Bobby Rydell, ‘Bye Bye Birdie’ star and 1950s teen idol, dead at 79

Bobby Rydell, a 1950s teen idol who starred in the hit musical film “Bye Bye Birdie,” has died. He was 79. According to a statement shared on Rydell’s verified Facebook page, the crooner died from pneumonia complications, not related to COVID-19, at Jefferson Abington Hospital in Abington, Pennsylvania on Tuesday. Born Robert Ridarelli, Rydell rose to fame after getting discovered on the show […]

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Bobby Rydell, 60s teen idol and ‘Bye Bye Birdie’ star, dies

(AP) – Bobby Rydell, a pompadoured heartthrob of early rock ‘n roll who was a star of radio, television and the movie musical “Bye Bye Birdie,” died Tuesday. Rydell died of complications from pneumonia at a hospital in a suburb of his hometown of Philadelphia, according to a statement posted by his marketing and event […]

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Bye Bye Birdie Star Bobby Rydell Dead at 79

Photo: Richi Howell/Redferns Bobby Rydell, Bye Bye Birdie actor and teen pop star, died at age 79 from pneumonia, according to Variety. Confirmed by radio announcer and friend Jerry Blavat, Rydell died in a hospital in his hometown of Philadelphia. Born Robert Louis Ridarelli, Rydell began his career as a cast member on Paul Whiteman’s […]