Ottawa's Frank Sinatra has been silenced. Dick Maloney  -- the host of Saturday Date on CJOH television in the '60s, and a well-known and loved entertainer -- passed away Thursday at age 77.

For the past four years he was confined to a bed, with a broken neck sustained in a fall on Sparks Street. 

He was a regular on the Ottawa music scene for more than four decades, and continued to be featured weekly on Oldies 1310.