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    Tue, 13 Aug 2013 11:32:02

    Onetime Willie Nelson Guitarist Jody Payne Dies - He was 77

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    Willie Nelson's longtime guitarist Jody Payne died on Saturday, August 10 at the age of 77.

    Payne died due to cardiac complications.

    A post on Nelson's Facebook page read as follows: "Sad to report that Jody Payne passes away. Seriously getting the band back together in heaven now. Jody Payne with Bee Spears and Poodie."

    Payne had played with Nelson from 1973 to 2008, when he retired. He also played with Ray Price and Merle Haggard.

    R.I.P., Jody Payne!

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    —Katie Sheehan
    08.13.13



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