THOUSAND PALMS, Calif. -

KESQ and CBS Local 2 learned singer Jerry Vale passed away Sunday morning in hospice care with family by his side. 

At the age of 15, he started singing professionally in supper clubs. Known for singing primarily love songs, Vale went on to record more than 50 albums.

Vale received a star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars on December 5th, 1998. His star is at 255 S. Palm Canyon Drive. 

Vale and Rita, his wife of over 40 years, resided in Palm Desert.