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Producer Andy Johns Dies at 61

Veteran producer and engineer Andy Johns, whose resume boasted classic albums by a long list of rock bands that included Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones, Ozzy Osbourne, Joe Satriani, and Van Halen, has passed away at the age of 61.

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Angels Bassist Chris Bailey Dies After Battle With Cancer

Chris Bailey, bassist for the Australian hard rock band the Angels, has passed away on Thursday, April 4 after a battle with an aggressive form of cancer. He was 62 years old.

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Richard Griffiths (Best Known As Uncle Vernon From Harry Potter) Is Dead At 65 Following Heart Surgery

Harry Potter had a devil of a time with his muggle Uncle Vernon but sadly he will no longer have to deal with him because the man who played him, Richard Griffiths died Thursday from complications after heart surgery. Regardless of if you had your nose in Harry Potter books or are a fan of the films, Richard's career was rather extensive past what he was lately famous for.

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Hugh McCracken
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Legendary Session Guitarist Hugh McCracken Dies

Renowned guitarist and session musician Hugh McCracken has passed away. The musician, producer and arranger, who was a fixture of the New York recording scene, was an in-demand player for decades, performing on recordings by Paul Simon, John Lennon, Billy Joel, B.B. King, Kenny Loggins and Steely Dan, to name but a few of an enormous list of credits.

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Derek Watkins, Trumpet Player for the Beatles, Eric Clapton, James Bond + More, Dead at 68

If you've seen any of the 23 James Bond movies, you're familiar with British trumpet player Derek Watkins. The session player also sat in with Eric Clapton, the Beatles, Elton John and more during a nearly 50-year career. Watkins died on Friday (March 22) after a two year battle with cancer.

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Paul Bearer Passes Away at the Age of 58

William Moody, better known to WWE fans as Paul Bearer, passed away yesterday at the age of 58.

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Alvin Lee of Ten Years After Dies at 68

Alvin Lee, the virtuoso guitarist and singer of Ten Years After, has died at the age of 68 according to a message posted by his family to his official website this morning (March 6).

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Hugo Chavez
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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez Dead

The longtime president of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, died on Tuesday at the age of 58, following a two-year battle with cancer.

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Edith Houghton, First Female MLB Scout, Dies at Age 100

Major League Baseball has announced that Edith Houghton, a Philadelphia baseball prodigy and first female MLB scout, passed away Saturday, February 2 at age 100.

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Dave Clark Five Bassist Rick Huxley Dead at 72

Rick Huxley, bassist for British Invasion legends the Dave Clark Five, has passed away. The BBC reports that Huxley, age 72, had been a heavy smoker and had long battled emphysema.

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Etch A Sketch Inventor Dies at Age 86

Andre Cassagnes, the man responsible for inventing the venerable Etch A Sketch, a toy that inspired countless children ever since it was introduced in 1960, has died at age 86 in France.

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Former SEAL, ‘American Sniper’ Author Chris Kyle Killed at Gun Range, Possibly by Marine

Chris Kyle, a highly decorated Iraq War veteran and one of the most accomplished snipers in American military history, was killed while at a gun range outside Fort Worth, Texas, on Saturday. Reports are now surfacing about the man suspected of shooting him, Eddie Ray Routh, a former Marine and also an Iraq vet, whom Kyle, 38, may have been trying to aid in coping with post-traumatic stress disorder.

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