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Dick Wagner, former Alice Cooper guitarist passes away at 71

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.

From Zee News

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