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Guitar legend Dick Wagner died at 71

Aug 2, 2014 17:17 IST

Dick Wagner, the famous rock guitarist of Alice Cooper died on 30 July 2014 due to respiratory failure at Scottsdale Healthcare Shea Medical Centre in Arizona. He was 71.

He suffered from the respiratory failure, two weeks after undergoing a cardiac procedure. He was also a songwriter and an author.


About Dick Wagner
• He is well known as guitarist, for playing on seminal recordings by Peter Gabriel, Lou Reed, Aerosmith and Kiss
• In 2004, he moved to Arizona and started living in the Fountain Hills
• He began his career as a rock guitarist in the 1960s with the formation of Detroit-area band called the Bossmen
• He was a co-songwriter for a number of Cooper tunes like Only Women Bleed, Department of Youth, I Never Cry, Go To Hell and From the Inside
• Born on 14 December 1942 in Iowa was raised in the Saginaw, Michigan, area

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