Dick Wagner

Alice Cooper

Died: 2014-07-30
Age: 71
Cause: Lung Disease

Dick Wagner, diedJuly 30, 2014. He was 71. He is known for his work with Alice Cooper and Lou Reed. He died of respiratory failure while in intensive care. Earlier the same month it was revealed that he had developed a lung infection while in the hospital following surgery to unblock an artery. In 1975, he was called by Alice Cooper to join his new ensemble following the breakup of the original Alice Cooper Group. Wagner not only played guitar, but also co-wrote songs with Alice such as ‘Welcome to My Nightmare’ and ‘Only Women Bleed.’ Wagner had previously played uncredited guitar parts on Alice Cooper albums going back to 1972′s ‘School’s Out.’ Wagner chronicled his life in the 2012 memoir, ‘Not Only Women Bleed, Vignettes from the Heart of a Rock Musician.’

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