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Walter Becker, Steely Dan guitarist, dead at 67

Walter Becker, Steely Dan guitarist, dead at 67

Walter Becker, guitarist, bassist and co-writer for the sophisticated, dark-humored band Steely Dan, has died. He was 67.

The news was confirmed by a post on Becker's personal website. No cause of death was announced.

The more retiring full-term member of the group, Becker was partnered with singer-keyboardist and co-writer Donald Fagen on a string of jazzy, sleekly produced singles and albums that ruled the charts during the '70s. After a protracted hiatus, "the Dan" returned to popularity in the...

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