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1960s Teen Idol Bobby Vee Dead at 73

10/25/2016
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Bobby Vee

(Radio.com) 1960s teen idol Bobby Vee, real name Robert Thomas Velline, has died at the age of 73 from advanced Alzheimer's disease. Vee was diagnosed with the disease in 2011, the year he performed his final show, and spent the last 13 months in hospice care.

His son, Jeff Velline, confirms. Vee passed peacefully and surrounded by family, but it was 'the end of a long hard road." Velline added that Vee was 'a person who brought joy all over the world. That was his job."

Bobby Vee got his start as a 15-year-old stand-in for Buddy Holly in Moorhead, Minnesota on February 3rd, 1959, the 'day the music died." Read more here.

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