The 70-year-old guitarist had been on tour in Europe when he was found dead on July 16 in his Zurich hotel room.
Johnny Winter has been found dead. The Texas singer performed on July 12 in Wiesen, Austria and seemed fine, so this news comes as a great shock to his fans all over the world.
Johnny Winter — Blues Icon Found Dead In His Hotel Room
Johnny’s rep confirmed the news of his death to the Associated Press and released a statement:
“His wife, family and bandmates were all saddened by the loss of one of the world’s finest guitarists.”
Johnny, who performed at Woodstock, won three Grammy Awards and was also named by Rolling Stone the “63rd best guitarist of all time.” During his career, he worked and produced music for Muddy Waters.
Johnny’s career is incredibly impressive, and it spanned forty years and in that time he released 20 albums. But his hard work paid off because in 2003 he was inducted into the Blues Foundation’s Blues Hall of Fame.
Bobby Womack Found Dead
Johnny isn’t the only legendary singer that has passed away recently. Bobby Womack, famous for songs like “Across 110th Street” and “Woman’s Gotta Have It,” died on June 28. Bobby was also 70.
He and his brothers started a band called, Curtis Womack and the Womack Brothers, and they eventually changed their name to The Valentinos.
Bobby was also honored for his role in the music world and he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009.
HollywoodLifers, Johnny’s contributions to music will forever be remember and he will be deeply missed.
— Chloe Melas