Jazz singer, club owner Gene Lynn passes

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Courtesy of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch

ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) -One of the area’s best known jazz singers has passed away. Gene Lynn died Saturday following a recent stroke. He operated several nightclubs bearing his name for decades. Last October, he was inducted into the St. Louis Jazz Hall of Fame and was often called the “Black Frank Sinatra”

Most recently he was performing on weekends at Bartolino’s Osteria on the Hill.

Gene Lynn was 78 years old.

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Visitation and Funeral Arrangements

Family and friends may visit Friday, March 13, from 3 pm to 9 pm at the Third Presbyterian Church  at 9990 Lewis and Clark Road (Highway 367 & Chambers Road), St. Louis, Mo 63136, 314-868-9600. A service in celebration of Gene’s life will be held at the church on Saturday, March 14, at 10 am. Visitation will begin at 9 am, burial will follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery, 2101 Lucus and Hunt Road, St. Louis, MO 63121.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Flourish Children’s Foundation, c/o Third Presbyterian Church, 9990 Lewis and Clark Road St. Louis, Mo 63136, or the Save-A-Life-For-Geno Foundation, c/o Bank of America, 4625 Lindell Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63108.