Washington: Dick Wagner, former guitarist for Alice Cooper died at the age of 71 just after two weeks of undergoing a heart surgery.
The 71 year old musician checked into a hospital in Phoenix, Arizona earlier in July after experiencing breathing difficulties and he developed a lung infection after doctors cleared his arteries, suggest reports.
The artist, who wrote the power ballads `I Might as Well Be on Mars` and `Only Women Bleed` has also worked with Lou Reed, Kiss and Aerosmith, among others, and he was also a member of the groups The Frost and Ursa Major, which briefly featured Billy Joel. However, he was most famous as a member of Cooper`s Welcome to My Nightmare band.
Gene Simmons, Kiss star, while paying his tribute to Wagner said that he was the consummate gentleman axeman and he will be missed.