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Johnny Winter; 70

In this Friday, June 19, 2009 file photo, Johnny Winter plays during the Canton Blues Festival 2009 in downtown Canton, Ohio. 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, died in Zurich, Switzerland on Wednesday, July 16, 2014. He was 70. (AP Photo/The Repository, Bob Rossiter) MANDATORY CREDIT

Texas blues legend Johnny Winter emblazoned himself into the world’s consciousness with his tattooed arms churning out lightning-fast guitar riffs and his striking long white hair flowing from under his cowboy hat.

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Soul legend Bobby Womack dead at 70; tributes pour in

In this April 4, 2009 file photo, Bobby Womack performs after being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during the 2009 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, in Cleveland. Womack, 70, a colorful and highly influential R&B singer-songwriter who impacted artists from the Rolling Stones to Damon Albarn, has died. Womack's publicist Sonya Kolowrat confirmed to The Associated Press on Friday, June 27, 2014, that the singer died but had no other details to provide. (AP

Legendary US soul artist Bobby Womack, who influenced and wrote for generations of musicians, died Friday aged 70, a spokeswoman said, triggering a surge of tributes.

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Casey Kasem, king of the Top 40 countdown, dies

In this Oct. 27, 2003, file photo, Casey Kasem poses for photographers after receiving the Radio Icon award during The 2003 Radio Music Awards at the Aladdin Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. Kasem died Sunday, June 15, 2014, according to Danny Deraney, publicist for Kasem's daughter Kerri. He was 82.  AP PHOTO/ERIC JAMISON

Casey Kasem, the internationally famous radio host with the cheerful manner and gentle voice who became the king of the top 40 countdown with a syndicated show that ran for decades, died Sunday. He was 82.

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Maria von Trapp, 99, dies in Vermont

This July 25, 2008 file photo shows Maria von Trapp, daughter of Austrian Baron Georg von Trapp, smiling during a press conference at the Villa Trapp in Salzburg, Austria. The last surviving member of the famous Trapp Family Singers made famous in “The Sound of Music” died this week at her home in Vermont. She was 99. AP

Maria von Trapp, a member of the musical family whose escape from Nazi-occupied Austria was the basis for “The Sound of Music,” has died, her brother said Saturday.

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Showbiz colleagues remember Roy Alvarez

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Colleagues in show business who have worked with the late Roy Alvarez remember him to be a “cool and calm” person, a “good friend”, with “animal sex appeal” and who was “passionate” about his craft.

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