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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.

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)

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.

This video includes images from Getty Images.

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