Agency: US folk musician Richie Havens dead at 72

April 23, 2013 00:57

LOS ANGELES - US folk musician Richie Havens has died at the age of 72, his talent agency said on Monday.

Havens, who emerged from the New York folk scene in the 1960s and played at the Woodstock festival in 1969, died on Monday, his Roots Agency said in a statement.

"The Roots Agency represented Richie Havens for many years and regrets to post of his passing on April 22, 2013," it said on its website.

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