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Blues legend Johnny Winter dies at 70 in Zurich

11 months ago July 17, 2014 Jul 17, 2014 Thursday, July 17 2014 Thursday, July 17, 2014 10:13:46 AM CDT in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

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.

Image : JohnKadvany CC-BY-3.0, via Wikimedia

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