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Steely Dan Guitarist Walter Becker Dies

Walter Becker, the guitarist and co-founder of the influential band Steely Dan, has died at age 67, according to his website, which did not disclose the cause of death.

Becker was lead guitarist of the sophisticated, jazz-flavored Steely Dan, which he formed with Donald Fagen, the keyboardist and lead vocalist.

His website said he died on Sunday.

In its heyday in the 1970's, the band scored hits with Reelin' in the Years, Do It Again, Rikki Don't Lose That Number and Deacon Blues.


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