New Orleans musician Allen Toussaint dies in Madrid aged 77

Published: Tuesday 10th November 2015 by The News Editor

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New Orleans musician and composer Allen Toussaint has died after suffering a heart attack following a concert in Spain.

Paramedics were called to Mr Toussaint’s hotel in Madrid early on Monday morning and managed to revive him, an emergency services spokesman said.

However, the 77-year-old stopped breathing during the ambulance ride to hospital and efforts to revive him again were unsuccessful.

Mr Toussaint performed at Madrid’s Lara Theatre on Sunday evening.

Published: Tuesday 10th November 2015 by The News Editor

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