Death of Kenny Rankin

February 10, 1940 - June 7, 2009
Los Angeles, California | Age 69

Brilliant pop vocalist and highly regarded musician-songwriter dies at 69
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By JOHN ROGERS Associated Press Writer

LOS ANGELES - Kenny Rankin, a brilliant pop vocalist and highly regarded musician-songwriter whose stylings ranged from jazz to pop to the world music influences he picked up as a child in New York, has died of complications related to lung cancer, his record company announced Monday. He was 69.

Rankin died Sunday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Mack Avenue Records spokesman Don Lucoff said.

The musician, who first gained...

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