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Blues guitarist Magic Slim dies in Pa. at age 75

February 21, 2013 • Entertainment


FILE – In this July 5, 2009 file photo, Bluesman Magic Slim performs with his band “The Teardrops” on the final day of the Waterfront Blues Festival in Portland, Ore. Slim, a contemporary of blues greats Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf who helped shape the sound of the Chicago blues, has died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013. He was 75.(AP Photo/Greg Wahl-Stephens, File)

Magic Slim, a younger contemporary of blues greats Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf who helped shape the sound of Chicago’s electric blues, died Thursday. He was 75.

He died shortly after midnight Thursday at a Philadelphia hospital, said his manager, Marty Salzman. The musician had health problems that worsened while he was on tour several weeks ago in Pennsylvania, Salzman said.

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