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Legendary folk singer dies

Grammy-award-winning folk musician Doc Watson has died at age 89.

Watson passed away Tuesday in a North Carolina hospital. The famous folk singer and guitarist received abdominal surgery last week
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Watson, who was blind since age one, is famous for his flat-picking style on the guitar and his interpretations of folk songs from bygone eras.

Watson has won seven Grammy awards, in addition to a Grammy for Lifetime Achievement he received in 2004.


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