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Legendary Guitarist, Inventor Les Paul Passes Away At 94

Les Paul

Legendary guitarist and inventor Les Paul, the guitarist and inventor who pioneered electric guitar design, has passed away due to complications from pneumonia at a New York hospital, at the age of 94. His family and friends were by his side at the time of his passing. Paul is survived by three sons, a daughter and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Attorney Michael Braunstein stated that Paul had been “in and out of the hospital” for about two months and had battled a number of illnesses.

“At 94, it’s hard to fight a lot of stuff, He’s a historical person. He certainly has left his mark here on Earth and had many, many friends.” Braunstein said.

As an inventor, Paul played a key role in the birth of rock ‘n’ roll in the early 1950s when he teamed up with Gibson Guitar Corp. to help design a sleek model that bears his name.