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John Amirante has died at 83

April 17, 2018, by

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Today is a sad day. John Amirante has died at the age of 83. Until recently, Amirante was the only person who sang the National Anthem at Rangers games. It was an absolute joy to watch him. The anthem hasn’t been the same since, and will never be the same.

Game Seven in 1994 will always be the lasting memory I have.

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13 comments

  1. SalMerc says:

    That sux. Prayers to his family

  2. Walt says:

    Let John rest in peace. My heart felt condolences to the Amirante family, he will be missed.

  3. avsucks says:

    So sad to read this,rest in peace John.

  4. pas44 says:

    Strange his and Steve McDonald’s passing so close to this new rebuild.

    I hope his family finds peace and can cherish his life’s memories very soon.

    LGR!!!!

  5. Ranger17 says:

    Put John and Stephen up with the rest of the banners

  6. Leatherneck says:

    RIP John

  7. King Sieveqvist ! King Sieveqvist ! says:

    Condolences to the family,RIP Mr Amirante.

  8. JoeS. says:

    A sad day in Rangerland for sure. I loved that man and his passion. True Blue! RIP JOHN! Thanks for the memories.

  9. Playground 9 says:

    Always brought a smile to my face….RIP John

  10. Jeffrey says:

    Your rendition was and is iconic. Thank you and thanks to your family for sharing you with us.

  11. Richter1994 says:

    Section 315, Row C, Seat 2, I will never, ever forget that first home playoff home game after the “dark years.”

    John Amirante riles up the crowd and towards the end of the Anthem, the Garden was so loud that you could not hear Mr. Amirante and the entire seating section was vibrating from the roars of the crowd.

    One of the most exciting moments I ever experienced going to Ranger games at MSG.

    RIP Mr. Amirante. You surely will be missed and a piece of the Rangers and MSG went with you this day. Thoughts and prayers.

  12. 43 says:

    Legend.

  13. tanto says:

    RIP …

    One can only hope the Rangers find someone who can carry on the tradition. It won’t be easy.