BREAKING: Guitar Legend Dies – Band Members Pay Tribute To Rock Star

Steely Dan guitarist and co-founder Walter Becker has died. Although no official cause of death has been given, according to reports in the US he had been “very ill and underwent surgery last month”.

Becker, along with co-member Donald Fagen, wrote some huge hits in the 70’s, including “Reelin’ in the Years,” “Rikki Don’t Lose that Number,” “Deacon Blues,” “Kid Charlemagne,” “Hey Nineteen,” and ‘My Old School.”  The jazz-rock group broke up in 1981 but reunited in the 90’s and produced several albums, including Two Against Nature, which bagged four Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year.

His partner Donald Fagan released a statement which read: “Walter Becker was my friend, my writing partner and my bandmate since we met as students at Bard College in 1967 … He was smart as a whip, an excellent guitarist and a great songwriter … I intend to keep the music we created together alive as long as I can with the Steely Dan band.”

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