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Guitarist Ed Bickert Dies at 86

A sensitive player and reluctant star, he stayed close to his native Canada but gained acclaim worldwide

Ed Bickert
Ed Bickert

Ed Bickert, a Canadian guitarist whose genteel, thoughtful personality was reflected in his sensitive playing style, died Feb. 28 in Toronto. He was 86.

Bickert’s family announced his death in a press release, which also attributed it to complications from cancer.

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