Clarinetist Pete Fountain dies

August 6, 2016 1:10 PM

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Clarinetist Pete Fountain, whose recording of "Just a Closer Walk With Thee" became the unofficial anthem for traditional New Orleans jazz, has died. He was 86.

Fountain's son-in-law and manager Benny Harrell said Fountain died Saturday morning of heart failure. He had been in hospice care in New Orleans.

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