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Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show vocalist Ray Sawyer dies at 81

/ 05:11 PM January 03, 2019

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Guitarist and vocalist Ray Sawyer of the rock band Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show has died at the age of 81.

Wearing a black eyepatch, Sawyer was the face of the band as they produced several hits in the 1970s.

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His agent, Mark Lyman, said Sawyer died in his sleep Monday in Daytona Beach, Florida, after a brief illness. Lyman declined to give a cause of death Wednesday out of respect for his family’s privacy.

Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show’s hits included “Sylvia’s Mother”, ”When You’re in Love with a Beautiful Woman” and “The Cover of ‘Rolling Stone'”.

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Sawyer wore a patch over his right eye after suffering an injury from a car accident as a young man. Lyman says Sawyer toured up until two years ago. KM

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