Death of James Lewis Carter Ford

July 16, 2013
Greenville, Mississippi

Miss. blues guitarist, singer 'T-Model' Ford dies
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EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS, The Associated Press

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — James Lewis Carter "T-Model" Ford, a hard-living Mississippi blues singer who taught himself to play guitar at 58, has died at his home in Greenville.

Washington County Coroner Methel Johnson tells The Associated Press that Ford died of respiratory failure shortly after 10 a.m. Tuesday. She says he was at home with several relatives, including his wife, Estella Ford.

Johnson says the family told her Ford was...

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