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Swedish Pianist Esbjörn Svensson Dies in Diving Accident

Esbjörn Svensson, the Swedish pianist and composer whose group the Esbjörn Svensson Trio, or e.s.t., was considered one of the most successful European jazz outfits of recent years, died in a scuba diving accident on Saturday, June 14th. He was 44.

Svensson was among a group of experienced divers outside of Stockholm when he was found injured underwater. Attempts to revive him were not successful.

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