It is being reported by several online sources that Blues Artist Johnny Winter has passed away. We don't want to believe that we have lost yet another music legend but it has been confirmed by several of his band mates that it is true and unfortunately, Johnny Winters has passed away at the age of 70.
Johnny was currently on his Anniversary Tour in Europe and was found dead in his hotel room yesterday morning.
Johnny started playing out live in his teens along with his brother Edgar. Both brothers were recognized not only for their extraordinary playing but also because they were/are albino. Between their distinct look and distinct musical sound, they quickly became household names in the 1968.
Johnny had produced many albums for Muddy Waters who happened to be one of his idols. Johnny was currently getting ready to release a new album in September.
Make sure to check out Johnny performing the Rolling Stones hit, Jumping Jack Flash.
In an interview with the New York Times last year, Winter’s was quoted as saying,
“I enjoy touring and working with younger musicians.” Reflecting on his own lifetime he said, “"I think about legacy a lot, hopefully at the end of the day they say I was a good bluesman. That's all I want."
Officials are ordering an autopsy because whenever someone passes away and the death did not occur in a hospital or under medical supervision like in hospice, an autopsy is required. Foul play is not suspected but an explanation and a cause of death is needed for not only the European government but for all of Winter’s fans.
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