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Doc Watson dies

May 30, 2012 6:05 am

The New York Times and others report that guitar legend Doc Watson died, Tue., May 29. "Mr. Watson, who had been blind since he was a baby, died in a hospital after recently undergoing abdominal surgery, The Associated Press quoted a hospital spokesman as saying. On Thursday his daughter, Nancy Ellen Watson, said he had been hospitalized after falling at his home in Deep Gap, N.C., adding that he did not break any bones but was very ill," The New York Times reported. He was born March 3, 1923. Read the full story in The New York Times, and watch the "Deep River Blues" YouTube video above.