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Compay Segundo

Age: 95

Cuban musician who was an accomplished traditional balladeer in the 1920s, '30s, and '40s but gained wide fame in the late 1990s, after he formed a band, the Buena Vista Social Club, with other aging Cuban musicians. The band released an eponymous album and Wim Wenders directed a film about the musicians.

Died: Havana, July 13, 2003

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