3/24/2008

RIP

- Longtime Beatles friend and business associate Neil Aspinall, who managed both Apple Corps Ltd and the band's post-break up business affairs for almost forty years, died in New York's Sloan-Kettering Hospital. The announcement was made by surviving Beatles Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, the widows of John Lennon and George Harrison, and the band's Apple Corps Ltd. The exact date of death is not publicly known. Aspinall was 66.

- Legendary Cuban bassist and bandleader Israel "Cachao" Lopez, died in Miami on Saturday after complications from kidney failure. He was 89.

- Jason Rae, the husband of Grammy-nominated British singer Corinne Bailey Rae, was found dead in an apartment in Leeds, of an apparent drug overdose. A saxophonist for funk band The Haggis Horns, Rae was 31 years old.

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