‘Second Ave. Sinatra,’ NYC iron worker famous for beautiful crooning on breaks, found hanging from tree

A former New York City iron worker who was known as the “Second Avenue Sinatra” has been found dead of an apparent suicide.

Gary Russo, who rose to local fame in 2011 for singing to passersby while helping to build the Second Avenue Subway, went missing on July 28. His body was found Friday hanging from a tree near Spring Creek Park, the New York Post reported.

Russo was known for carrying his karaoke equipment to work to entertain both his co-workers and people walking by the subway construction site.

He sang tunes from crooners such as Frank Sinatra and Bobby Darin in front of a sign that asked people to just “enjoy the music.”

A source told the Post that Russo was depressed after ending a relationship with his girlfriend recently.

Watch video of Russo performing:

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