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John Amirante (May 12, 1934[1] – April 17, 2018) was an American singer who was the anthem singer of the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden from 1980 until his retirement in 2015.[2] He also sang the anthem for the New York Yankees and New York Mets. He was born in The Bronx, New York.[3][4]

John Amirante
Born(1934-05-12)May 12, 1934
DiedApril 17, 2018(2018-04-17) (aged 83)
New York City
Years activec.1979–2018
Known forAnthem singer for the New York Rangers

Amirante died on April 17, 2018 at the age of 83.[5][6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "John J Amirante, 83 - Staten Island, NY - MyLife.com™ Background Profile". www.mylife.com. Retrieved 17 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Amirante sings final anthem for Rangers". Retrieved 17 April 2018.
  3. ^ DeLessio, Joe. "John Amirante on Performing the National Anthem at Rangers Games and Being Wooed by the Devils". Retrieved 17 April 2018.
  4. ^ "John Amirante returns to sing Anthem at Garden … at least for Game 5". 25 May 2015. Retrieved 17 April 2018.
  5. ^ "Rangers anthem singer Amirante dies at age 83". Retrieved 17 April 2018.
  6. ^ https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/17/sports/hockey/john-amirante-rangers-dies.html