American music stars died in Pancreatitis

Here are 1 famous musicians from United States of America died in Pancreatitis:

Paul Pena

Paul Pena (January 26, 1950 Hyannis-October 1, 2005 San Francisco) a.k.a. Paul 'Earthquake' Pena or Pena, Paul was an American singer-songwriter and musician.

His albums include New Train, Paul Pena and Genghis Blues. Genres: Blues rock, Rock music, Pop music and Psychedelic rock.

Paul Pena was born into a Cape Verdean family in Hyannis, Massachusetts. He began playing music in his childhood, starting with the harmonica and later moving on to the guitar. In the 1970s, he gained a following in the San Francisco Bay Area music scene with his blend of rock, blues, pop, and psychedelic music. He released his first album, "New Train," in 1973, to critical acclaim.

In the late 1980s, Pena became interested in Tuvan throat singing, a style of music from the Republic of Tuva in southern Siberia that uses the human voice as an instrument. He taught himself the technique and eventually traveled to Tuva, where he studied with master throat singers and performed in festivals.

Pena's experiences in Tuva inspired him to write the song "Genghis Blues," which became the title track of his 1992 album. The song was also featured in a documentary of the same name, which chronicled Pena's journey to Tuva and showed his collaboration with a Tuvan throat singing group called Huun-Huur-Tu. The film won the Audience Award at the 1999 Sundance Film Festival.

Throughout his career, Pena collaborated with a number of well-known musicians, including Bonnie Raitt and T-Bone Burnett. He continued to perform and record music until his death from complications of diabetes in 2005.

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