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Walter Becker, Steely Dan co-founder, dead at 67

| September 4, 2017

Walter Becker

Walter Becker, guitarist and the co-founder of band Steely Dan, died Sunday, his official site announced. He was 67 years old.

The announcement did not reveal Becker’s cause of death.

Donald Fagen, co-founder and lead singer of Steely Dan, told Billboard in early August Becker was “recovering from a procedure and hopefully he’ll be fine very soon.” Becker had missed two performances with the band during its Classic West and Classic East concerts.

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