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December 25, 2007
Oscar Peterson, 82

The death of Oscar Peterson may be the biggest blow to jazz music—one of the most iconic of American musical inventions—since that of Miles Davis. He will be missed.

Oscar Peterson, 82, Jazz’s Piano Virtuoso, Dies
By RICHARD SEVERO
Published: December 25, 2007

Oscar Peterson, whose dazzling piano playing made him one of the most popular jazz artists in history, died on Sunday night at his home in Mississauga, Ontario, outside Toronto. He was 82.

The cause was kidney failure, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation reported. Mr. Peterson had performed publicly for a time even after a stroke he suffered in 1993 compromised movement in his left hand.

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