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Didier Lockwood, French Jazz Violinist, Dies at 62

Violinist was a protégé of the legendary Stephane Grappelli

Didier Lockwood
Didier Lockwood

Didier Lockwood, a French violinist who was a former protégé of French jazz legend Stephane Grappelli but became an acclaimed and innovative musician in his own right, died suddenly in Paris in the early hours of Feb. 18, after a concert at the city’s Le Bal Blomet jazz club. He was one week past his 62nd birthday.

His death was announced Sunday afternoon in a statement by Lockwood’s agent, Christophe Deghelt. The cause of death was given as a heart attack.

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