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John Martyn passes away at 60

Published: Friday, January 30, 2009, 12:23 [IST]

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London (ANI): British singer-songwriter John Martyn, aged 60, died in a hospital in Ireland on Thursday morning. The cause of his death has not been revealed as yet. "With heavy heart and an unbearable sense of loss we must announce that John died this morning," the Daily Express quoted a statement on his official web site.

Martyn was regarded as one of the most soulful and innovative singer-songwriters of his generation. During this 40-year career, he took out 20 studio albums and worked with legendary artistes like Eric Clapton, David Gilmour and Phil Collins.

He was recently appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2009 New Year Honours list.

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