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Levon Helm Passes Away at Age 71

1 Comment 19 April 2012

On April 17th, Levon Helm’s family announced that he was within the final stages of his battle with cancer. Levon has passed away at age 71. Helm is best known for his work with the Band and as a solo performer. His acting career included over a dozen television and film appearances. Robbie Robertson said the following about his friend and former bandmate:

“Levon is one of the most extraordinary talented people I’ve ever known and very much like an older brother to me. I am so grateful I got to see him one last time and will miss him and love him forever.”

Join WTTS in celebrating the life and music of Levon Helm and wishing the best to his family. Watch The Band performing “I Shall Be Released” below.

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  1. Mallori Smith says:

    This is so incredibly heart breaking. Levon was such a great talent, man and an all around great soul. He is a TRUE legend! What a sad, sad day. “I see my light come shining
    From the west unto the east.
    Any day now, any day now,
    I shall be released.”

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