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Guitarist Jeff Healey Dies at 41

Guitarist Jeff Healey, who shifted from blues-rocker to jazz classicist, died of cancer on March 2 in St. Joseph’s Hospital in Toronto. He was 41.

Healey, who was blinded as a baby due to a rare form of cancer, retino blastoma, began playing guitar at age 3, holding the instrument across his lap. He formed his first band at 17, but soon formed a trio which was named the Jeff Healey Band.

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