Willy DeVille has died of cancer at the age of 55. Willy used to be in the band Mink DeVille during the 70s and had a hit with ‘Mixed Up Shook Up Girl’. Willy was born William Borsay on August 27, 1953. He formed Mink DeVille in 1974 and the band soon became the house band at CBGB’s. When doctors examined Willy to prepare him for a Hepatite C treatment, in June, 2009, they discovered that he had pancreatic cancer. Then in August 2009, Willy DeVille passed away at a hospital in New York.
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