News

Blues legend Johnny Winter dies at 70

Blues legend Johnny Winter dies at 70

JOHNNY WINTER:Johnny Winter performs at the 2014 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival at Fair Grounds Race Course on Saturday, May 3, in New Orleans. Photo: Associated Press/John Davisson

GENEVA (AP) — Texas blues icon Johnny Winter, who rose to fame in the late 1960s and ’70s with his energetic performances and recordings that included producing his childhood hero Muddy Waters, has died. He was 70.

His representative, Carla Parisi, confirmed Thursday that Winter died in a hotel room in Zurich a day earlier.

PHOTOS: 2014 Notable Deaths

The statement said his wife, family and bandmates were all saddened by the loss of one of the world’s finest guitarists.

He had been on an extensive tour this year that brought him to Europe for his last performance Saturday at the Lovely Days Festival in Wiesen, Austria.

Latest Stories

in National, World

Jeffrey Fowle, freed from N. Korea, back on American soil

Fresh
fowle

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry welcomed the release of one of three Americans held in North Korea.

in Sports

Ray Rice’s appeal hearing set for early November

Fresh
rayrice

The hearing on the appeal of his indefinite suspension by the NFL has tentatively been set for Nov. 5 and 6.

in Sports

Wednesday’s Sports Minute

bruins

In addition to the Giants win over the Royals in game 1 of the World Series, here is a look…

in Entertainment

Toys ‘R’ Us pulls ‘Breaking Bad’ dolls after protest

breaking

If a Walter White action figure was on your Christmas list, it just got more difficult to find.

in Albemarle County, Local, Surrounding Counties

Search For Alexis Murphy Moves To Orange County

Murphy Alexis (missing juvenile Nelson) 080613

Authorities will resume searching for Alexis Murphy, this time in Orange County.