Death of Buddy DeFranco

February 17, 1923 - December 24, 2014
Panama City, Florida | Age 91

Jazz great dies at age 91
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PANAMA CITY, Florida (AP) — Renowned jazz clarinetist Buddy DeFranco — who collaborated with Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday and other top singers and musicians of his era — has died at the age of 91.

DeFranco's family told The Associated Press on Friday that the famed musician died Wednesday evening at a Florida hospital.

DeFranco's wife, Joyce, said he had been in declining health in recent years.

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