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'Dr. John,' Funky New Orleans 'Nite-Tripper' Musician, Dies

Dr. John, the New Orleans musician who blended black and white musical styles with a hoodoo-infused stage persona and gravelly bayou drawl, died Thursday, his family said. He was 77. In a statement released through his publicist, the family said Dr. John, who was born Mac Rebennack, died "toward the break of day" of a heart attack.  They did not say where he died or give other details.  He had not been seen in public much since late 2017, when he canceled several...

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