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Jazz Harmonica Legend 'Toots' Thielemans Dies, Age 94

  • Associated Press

FILE - Belgian musician Toots Thielemans poses for a picture at Laeken Royal Castle in Brussels.

FILE - Belgian musician Toots Thielemans poses for a picture at Laeken Royal Castle in Brussels.

Legendary jazz harmonica player Toots Thielemans has died in Belgium at the age of 94.

Belgian media reported that Thielemans died in his sleep Monday morning.

Broadcaster RTL reported that his manager, Veerle Van de Poel, said "there were no complications. He died of old age, his body was simply worn out.''

Jean-Baptiste Frederic Isidore Thielemans was a legend in his own right but also played with jazz greats like Charlie Parker and Miles Davis as well as mainstream stars such as Frank Sinatra and Billy Joel.

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