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Founder of punks Mink DeVille dies at 58

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Willy DeVille, who founded the punk group Mink DeVille and was known for his blend of R&B, blues, Dixieland and traditional French Cajun ballads, has died, his publicist said Friday. He was 58.

The Oscar-nominated songwriter died at New York's Cabrini Hospital on Thursday of pancreatic cancer, said Carol Kaye at Kayos Productions.

"The rock world has lost another one of its influential pioneers," Kaye said.
His "Storybook Love," featured in the 1987 film "The Princess Bride," was nominated for an Academy Award and totally confused people as they were expecting Mark Knopfler.

RIP
 
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cloudbuster

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RIP

You were the 'People's Punk' and I'm sure that your passing will be marked by millions of grief-stricken maidens gobbing phlegm all over each other in tribute.
 
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Don't worry. He told me he'd never heard of you. :wink:

cloudbuster said:
You were the 'People's Punk' and I'm sure that your passing will be marked by millions of grief-stricken maidens gobbing phlegm all over each other in tribute.
Very moving.
 

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