New Orleans music icon Allen Toussaint dead at 77
NEW ORLEANS- Allen Toussaint, the New Orleans music legend and Rock and Roll innovator, died Monday while on tour in Europe.
WWL-TV reports Toussaint's family confirmed he died shortly after a performance in Spain. He was 77.
A spokesperson for Madrid emergency services said rescue workers were called to Toussaint's hotel early Monday morning after he suffered a heart attack. First responders were able to revive him, but he died during the ambulance ride to the hospital.
Throughout his career, Toussaint spent time as a producer, songwriter, performer and arranger. Many industry experts consider him one of the most influential figures in the New Orleans music scene.
Toussaint had recently announced plans to play alongside Paul Simon at a benefit for their charity, New Orleans Artists Against Hunger and Homelessness.
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