Later Years of Dean Martin's Life
Martin and Sinatra were found to break the Casino laws in Golden Nugget casino in New Jersey on December 1, 1983. During gambling they intimidated the dealer and some of the employees to deal the cards by hands instead of shoe as were necessary according to law of New Jersey. Although Martin and Sintara were the cause of violation but they weren't charged by the New Jersey casino control commission, the four employees and the dealer were suspended from their jobs.
In 1980's Dean Martin had brief appearances in the movies. His song "Since I met you baby" was a minor hit. He made his first music video which appeared on MTV and this music video was created by Ricci, who was Dean Martin's youngest son.
On 21st March, 1987 Dean Martin's son Dean Paul died when he was flying F-4 jet fighter and it crashed. With advancing age Dean Martin couldn't pay that much attention on his shows and he couldn't concentrate while performing. In 1989, at Bally's hotel in Las Vegas were his final Las Vegas shows. Here he had a show with Jerry Lewis after a long time on his 72nd birthday. On Sammy Davis Jr's 60th Anniversary special in 1990, Dean Martin had the last television appearance. It was also the last appearance of Sammy Davis Jr. on television. In fact in 1991 Dean Martin had ended his career unofficially.
Martin was suffering from emphysema. In addition Dean Martin could never recover from the shock after losing his son. Martin had restricted himself not to appear in public gatherings. He celebrated his 77th birthday in a small gathering of some old friends and his family members.
Martin was reported to have lung cancer in 1993 and it was told to him that surgery of kidneys and livers was needed for his survival. Dean Martin refused to undergo surgical procedure. According to some sources Alzhmeir's disease was also diagnosed in Dean Martin in 1991.At the age of 78 Dean Martin died due to acute respiratory failure on December 25, 1995. In Las Vegas the lights were dimmed in Honor of Dean Martin and in 2005, the industrial road in Las Vegas was named as "Dean Martin Drive".