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Walter Becker Dead: Steely Dan Guitarist and Co-Founder Was 67

Dana Nalbandian/WireImage Walter Becker of Steely Dan during Steely Dan at the Gorge in George - August 17, 1996 at The Gorge in George, Washington in George, Washington, United States.

Dana Nalbandian/WireImage Walter Becker of Steely Dan during Steely Dan at the Gorge in George – August 17, 1996 at The Gorge in George, Washington in George, Washington, United States.

Becker was absent at both of Steely Dan’s performances during July’s Classic West and Classic East concerts due to an unspecified illness.

Steely Dan guitarist and co-founder Walter Becker died Sunday (Sept. 3) at the age of 67.

News of Becker’s death was announced on his official website. Further details of his passing were not revealed.

Becker was absent at both of Steely Dan’s performances during July’s Classic West and Classic East concerts due to an unspecified illness. In August, Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen told Billboard that his bandmate was “recovering from a procedure,” but didn’t elaborate further … (read more)

via Hollywood Reporter

UPDATE: A message from Donald Fagan:

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