Walter Becker, American guitarist, passed away on Sunday at age 67. Many considered Becker to be a musical legend in the Rock and Roll genre.
Currently, his cause of death is unknown, but it could be related to a recent procedure. According to the New York Times, he was recovering from a procedure earlier this year, but was hoped to make a full recovery.
Becker was most well-known for being the co-founder of the band “Steely Dan,” which was conducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, according to the Rolling Stone. Donald Fagen was the other founder of “Steely Dan,” as well as the keyboardist and lead singer.
Fagen released a statement after Becker’s death shortly after the sad news broke to the public. In his statement, he called him a “friend” and assured fans that he will keep their music alive. Read his full statement below.
Other fans also took to social media to express their condolences. Many called him a “musical hero” and “legend.” Others thanked him for sharing his musical talent with the world.
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