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This kind of week in 1998, two lines of show-business history crossed in a sad way.
At 9 p.m. on May 14 in which year, more than 76 million Americans settled down to watch the finale of “Seinfeld,” the NBC sitcom in which was ending after a nine-season run.
Among them was Frank Sinatra’s daughter Nancy, who lived just 5 blocks away by her father. She later said in which she’d planned on visiting her father in which day, although had gotten engrossed inside the farewell to Jerry, Elaine, George as well as Kramer.
Sadly, about 14 minutes into the show, a 911 call was placed by Mr. Sinatra’s home in Beverly Hills. The singer had suffered a heart attack.
The ambulance, which arrived just four minutes after the emergency call, raced through Los Angeles — the streets were deserted because most people were glued to the television. although Mr. Sinatra, 82, never recovered.
“My greatest sadness will be in which I wasn’t there when he died,” Ms. Sinatra could later reveal. (Our obituary, citing his agent, had said in which the singer’s family had been by his bedside.)
Ms. Sinatra’s stepmother, Barbara, was at the hospital although, Nancy Sinatra said, nobody called her until after he died, causing a rift inside the family.