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Jazz Guitarist Al Casey Dies

Al Casey, best known as the main guitarist for Fats Waller’s band in the early 1930s and 1940s, died at the age of 89 on Sunday in Manhattan.

According to Albert Vollmer, leader of the Harlem Blues and Jazz Band with which Casey had played with until 2001, the cause of his death was colon cancer. Casey had been hospitalized at the Dewitt Rehabilitation center for about a year.

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