1950s rock 'n' roll singer who recorded "Cry" and "The Little White Cloud That Cried," which sold more than two million copies.
He lost hearing in his right ear after a Boy Scout blanket-toss mishap.
He released more than fifty hit singles over the course of his career.
He married Marilyn Morrison on May 25, 1952 and they divorced in January 1954.
He sang "Candy Lips" with Doris Day.