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Chris Squire dies at 67; cofounder and bassist of rock band Yes

Chris Squire dies at 67; cofounder and bassist of rock band Yes

Chris Squire, the cofounder and bassist of the progressive rock band Yes who recently announced he was suffering from leukemia, has died at his home in Phoenix. He was 67. The band posted a statement on its Facebook page saying Squire had "peacefully passed away" Saturday. The news comes months after Squire announced he would have to miss his first Yes tour since 1968 after being diagnosed with acute erythroid leukemia, an uncommon form of acute myeloid leukemia. "For the entirety of Yes' existence, Chris was the band's linchpin and, in so many ways, the glue that held it together over all these years," Yes said in its initial post. "Because of...

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