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Legendary R&B Composer Allen Toussaint Dead At 77

Legendary R&B musician and composer Allen Toussaint died from heart complications while on tour in Spain.

By Ryan Biek | November 10, 2015

He was a legend in New Orleans and all over the world.

R&B musician and composer Allen Toussaint died after suffering a heart attack Tuesday morning in Madrid.

Toussaint's music became a representation of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. The 77-year-old performed in Madrid two nights before his death. (Video via KPLU)

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Among many accomplishments, Toussaint received the National Medal of Arts in 2012, and he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.

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