LOS ANGELES (CNN) -- "Ol' Blue Eyes," Frank Sinatra, is being mourned Friday around the world by millions of fans after his death from a heart attack. The Sinatra family plans to hold a private funeral. The time and location of the service have not been disclosed.
Sinatra, 82, was pronounced dead Thursday at 10:50 p.m. in the emergency room of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, said his publicist, Susan Reynolds. Sinatra's family, including his wife, was with him when he died.
Sinatra was a master craftsman and ranked as one of the most influential singers in this country's history. In more than 200 albums, his music led the evolution of Big Band to vocal American music.
Whether it was in song, on the silver screen or in nightclubs, few could escape the charm of Ol' Blue Eyes. His voice carried over countless phonographs, as lovers huddled listening to tunes like "Try a Little Tenderness," "My Way," "I've Got You Under My Skin" and "Strangers in the Night."
As a matinee idol, he appeared in blockbuster films such as "From Here to Eternity," "The Man With the Golden Arm" and "The Manchurian Candidate."
With some 1,800 music recordings, 60 film credits, nine Grammys and an Academy Award, Sinatra was the grandmaster of entertainment, an American icon of seeming immortality. He recorded more top-40 albums than any artist: 51, three more than Elvis Presley. And he holds an unrivaled record of longevity on Billboard charts, where a Sinatra song was a fixture every week from 1955 to 1995.