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Blues Guitar Great Hubert Sumlin Dies at 80

Howlin’ Wolf sideman was recently named one of 100 best by ‘Rolling Stone’

Just a week after Rolling Stone magazine named him one of the 100 greatest guitarists of all-time-at number 43-Hubert Sumlin, the longtime sideman to Chicago blues pioneer Howlin’ Wolf, passed away at age 80. Sumlin died Dec. 4 in Wayne, N.J., reportedly of heart failure.

Sumlin had a lung removed in 2004 and had recently performed onstage with an oxygen tank.

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