Johnny Winter, one of the most American blues guitarists - known for his energetic solo performances, has died in Zurich, Switzerland on Wednesday at the age of 70.
The statement said his wife, family and bandmates were all saddened by the loss of one of the world's finest guitarists. - www.facebook.com
The cause of death has not yet been announced.
Johnny Winter passed away in Zurich earlier this week, just days after playing at the Lovely Days Festival in Wiesen, Austria.
The tour, a documentary that premiered at the SXSW Festival exploring his music, youth and substance abuse battles, and a newly released four-CD set of recordings were all part of Winter's celebration of turning 70 this year. - True To the Blues: The Johnny Winter Story