Buddy DeFranco, renowned jazz musician, dead at 91

December 26, 2014 8:00 PM

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Buddy DeFranco, renowned jazz musician, dead at 91

The famed jazz clarinetist passed away Wednesday evening at a Panama City hospital. DeFranco was known for collaborating with many of the top artists of his era, including Frank Sinatra and Billie Holiday.

PANAMA CITY, Fla. -- Renowned jazz clarinetist Buddy DeFranco - who collaborated with Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday and other top singers and musicians of his era - has died at the age of 91.

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