Alabama Bluesman Willie King Dies at 65

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Alabama blues singer and guitarist Willie King has died, ending a career that took him from backwoods juke joints to the largest blues festivals in North America and Europe. He was 65.

Band member Debbie Bond said King had a heart attack Sunday afternoon at his home in the Old Memphis community of Pickens County, near the Mississippi line. She said he died on the way to the hospital.

King was named Blues Artist of the Year by Living Blues Magazine in 2004. He appeared in the Martin Scorsese film "Feel Like Going Home."

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