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Afro-Cuban Pianist Hilton Ruiz in Coma After Fall

Famed Afro-Cuban pianist Hilton Ruiz remains in a coma after being found with massive head injuries along New Orleans’ Bourbon Street on May 19.

The pianist, who turns 54 on Monday, reportedly arrived in New Orleans on Thursday, May 18 to complete work on a Hurricane Katrina benefit project. According to the New York Daily News, Ruiz entered the Utopia bar early on the 19th and was found outside along Bourbon, covered in blood at around 4:30 a.m.

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