Lynwood Slim Dead At 60

(The Blues) Lynwood Slim has died at the age of 60 after a battle against liver cancer, it's been confirmed. A posting on the harpist's Facebook page last night quoted WH Auden's poem Stop All The Clocks with a personal note: "Slim's struggles ended at 7.00am. He was my hero."

He'd suffered a stroke last month, after which doctors said there was "little hope" of any recovery. He decided to discontinue his cancer treatment as a result.

Slim, real name Richard Dennis Duran, began playing trumpet in Los Angeles at the age of 12 before moving to Minnesota, and later Europe. He returned to LA at the end of the 1980s and launched his debut album Soul Feet in 1996. He drew acclaim for his most recent release, 2010's Brazilian Kicks. more on this story

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