Boots Randolph RIP

(Reuters) Renowned saxophonist Boots Randolph died on Tuesday (July 3) after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage June 25, according to publicist and family friend Betty Hofer.

Randolph, who was 80 and whose signature tune was his self-written "Yakety Sax," a 1963 hit, died at Skyline Medical Center in Nashville.

Randolph was the first to play sax on Elvis Presley's recordings, and contributed to eight of the singer's movie soundtracks. He also played for such stars as Johnny Cash and Pete Fountain. - more on this story

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