Frank Sinatra Jr. passes away at 72

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Frank Sinatra Jr. performs at "An Evening Affair" presented by Night Vision at a private residence on October 9, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Night Vision)

LOS ANGELES (March 16, 2016)– Frank Sinatra Jr., who carried on his famous father’s legacy with his own music career, has died. He was 72.

The Sinatra family said in a statement to The Associated Press that Sinatra died unexpectedly Wednesday of cardiac arrest while on tour in Daytona Beach, Florida.

The statement said the family mourns the untimely passing of their son, brother, father and uncle. No other details were provided.

Kidnapped and held for ransom when he was 19, Sinatra Jr. had already followed his dad into the music business by then. He eventually worked for his father as his musical director and conductor. He performed the National Anthem at a New York Yankees game last year.