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Jazz guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli dies from coronavirus

Obit - John "Bucky" Pizzarelli
Posted at 9:14 PM, Apr 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-03 00:14:09-04

SADDLE RIVER, N.J. (AP) — Jazz guitarist, John “Bucky” Pizzarelli, who was inducted to the New Jersey Hall of Fame has died at the age of 94.

The virtuoso who had played for presidents at the White House during his long and esteemed career died on Wednesday at his home in Saddle River, N.J.

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His family believes the cause of death was the coronavirus after the musician tested positive for the virus on Sunday.

Pizzarelli was born in Paterson, N.J. and had a career that spanned eight decades.

He showed off his musical chops for former presidents like Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton and played alongside musical icon like Frank Sinatra.