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st # 77 MARCH 21 , 2016 pers of the time wrote about religious reasons lying behind this choice. On 9 August 1975, after 15 years of retirement, Carosone came back to the stage with a band of 19 people and a televised show. On 15 March 1993, Carosone had an intracranial aneurysm. He was then urgently hospitalized in the neurosurgery department of San Camillo hospital in Rome and underwent a delicate operation. However, his strong character would made him overcome the disease and dedicate himself to music and to his other great passion, painting, nurtured until his death. ted Mr. Ripley by Anthony Minghella, in which the actors Rosario Fiorello, Matt Damon, and Jude Law got wild in a nightclub dancing Tu vuo’ fa l’americano. Renato Carosone died on Sunday 20 May 2001 in his home in Rome. Four hundred thousand people attended his funeral in Piazza del Popolo. An extraordinary pianist, classical and jazz performer, Renato Carosone remains one of the greatest interpreters of modern Neapolitan music. He combined Tarantella with African and American rhythms and was, along with Domenico In 1999, the United States paid homa- Modugno, the only Italian artist to sell his ge to the Italian artist – already suffering music in the United States without recorfrom respiratory and circulatory pro- ding it in English. blems – through the movie The Talen- 22 | WE THE ITALIANS www.wetheitalians.com