Bo Diddley

Solo artist

Died: 2008-06-02
Age: 79
Cause: Illness

Rock'n'Roll Legend Bo Diddley, died after months of ill health. He was 79. Diddley died of heart failure at his home in in Florida. He had suffered a heart attack in August, after suffering a stroke. The stroke affected his ability to speak, and he had returned to Florida to continue his rehabilitation. Bo Diddley, known for his homemade square electric guitar, dark glasses and black hat, released his first single, "Bo Diddley" in 1955. He had his own sound and a specific rhythm that was known as Bo Diddley-style and adopted by many others. It became a part of a rock standard.

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