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Legendary Jazz Pianist Oscar Peterson Dies

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Internationally acclaimed jazz pianist Oscar Peterson has died. He was 82.

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation says the legendary musician died Sunday from kidney failure at his home near Toronto.

In a career spanning decades, Peterson performed at Carnegie Hall in New York and with musical greats such as Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald and Dizzy Gillespie.

His honors include a Grammy for Lifetime Achievement in 1997 and an International Jazz Hall of Fame Award. Canada had also named him a Companion of the Order of Canada, bestowing on him his country's highest civilian award.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.

 

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