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Guitarist Shawn Lane Dies

Shawn Lane, a virtuoso guitarist and keyboardist known primarily for his contributions to world and jazz-fusion music, died of lung disease on September 26 at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis. He was 40.

Known for unbelievably accurate guitar work at rapid speeds, Lane’s musical output often defied categorization, as he incorporated a diverse palate of music, ranging from funk, country and classical to heavy metal, psychedelic rock and jazz.

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