Robert Goulet Dies at 73

Acclaimed crooner was awaiting a lung transplant
By Colleen Barry,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 31, 2007 3:39 AM CDT

(Newser) – Robert Goulet, whose deep baritone and matinee-idol looks propelled him to fame in the 1960s, died yesterday while waiting for a lung transplant. Goulet, 73, became a star almost overnight when he debuted as Lancelot in the Broadway production of Camelot, the LA Times reports, and  went on to a long, successful career as a singer, actor and Vegas headliner.

"He had one of the great voices of all time," said pianist Roger Williams. He also had a sense of humor. In later years, he spoofed his Vegas persona in a series of ESPN commercials. "If you can't laugh at yourself, you're a fool," he said. Goulet's song from Camelot, "If Ever I Would Leave You," remains a romantic standard, notes the New York Times. (Read more death stories.)

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