Leon Redbone, who was discovered by Bob Dylan in 1972, died at the age of 69.
Known for his signature hat and sunglasses, Redbone released 16 albums in his career.
"Leon Redbone, the singer who built a career out of performing ragtime, vaudeville and American standards with a sly wink and an unmistakable, nasally voice, died Thursday."
Rest in peace. Details here: https://t.co/hC3v2qxuOL— UltimateClassicRock (@UltClassicRock) May 30, 2019
Musician Leon Redbone has died, his family says in a statement posted on his site (pictured). He was born in Cyprus but grew up in Toronto and played the Yorkville folk scene for years. Among his best-known recordings are 'The Sheikh of Araby,' 'Lazybones' and 'Walking Stick.' pic.twitter.com/hOz45SgJXC— CBC News Alerts (@CBCAlerts) May 30, 2019
NEW: Musician Leon Redbone has died.— NPR (@NPR) May 30, 2019
Redbone, who released 16 albums over the course of his career, was “discovered” by Bob Dylan in 1972. He was known for performing in sunglasses, a Panama hat and a white suit.
"His voice rummages in a commodious lower register and then swoops up to a whining falsetto while his jaw works back and forth as if in spasm. Dark glasses, three‐piece suits and a cigar complete the image." —Robert Palmer on Leon Redbone, 1977 #RIP https://t.co/dbZeREWz1B— Nate Chinen (@natechinen) May 30, 2019
Singer-songwriter Leon Redbone has died.— Scott Bauer (@sbauerAP) May 30, 2019
He went out in style at age 127 "with a simple tip of his hat," per this message posted on his website: pic.twitter.com/sCqKLzTOzY
Musician Leon Redbone, who was "discovered" by Bob Dylan in 1972, has died. https://t.co/Q3oDwiWGcs— Twitter Moments (@TwitterMoments) May 30, 2019
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