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Blues legend Johnny Winter dies at 70 in Zurich

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Posted: Jul 17, 2014 11:13 AM by APNewsNow
Updated: Jul 17, 2014 11:13 AM
Source: Associated Press

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GENEVA, Switzerland - Texas blues icon Johnny Winter, who rose to fame in the late 1960s and '70s with his energetic performances and recordings that included producing his childhood hero Muddy Waters, has died. He was 70.

His representative, Carla Parisi, confirms today that Winter died in a hotel room in Zurich a day earlier. The statement said his wife, family and bandmates were all saddened by the loss of one of the world's finest guitarists.

He had been on an extensive tour this year that brought him to Europe for his last performance Saturday at the Lovely Days Festival in Wiesen, Austria.

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