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Old 12-24-2007, 08:18 PM
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Default Jazz great Oscar Peterson

Jazz great Oscar Peterson dies at 82


Cause was kidney failure
Oscar Peterson, whose early talent and speedy fingers made him one of the world’s best known jazz pianists, died at age 82.

His death was confirmed by Hazel McCallion, mayor of Mississauga, Ontario, the Toronto suburb where Peterson lived. McCallion told The Associated Press that he died of kidney failure but that she did not know when. The hospital and police refused to comment.
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