American music stars died in Surgery

Here are 3 famous musicians from United States of America died in Surgery:

Doc Watson

Doc Watson (March 3, 1923 Deep Gap, North Carolina-May 29, 2012 Winston-Salem) also known as Arthel "Doc" Watson or Arthel Lane Watson was an American singer, musician, songwriter, guitarist and singer-songwriter. His children are called Nancy Watson and Merle Watson.

Discography: On Praying Ground, Doc Watson on Stage (feat. Merle Watson), Docabilly, Elementary Doctor Watson, Foundation: The Doc Watson Guitar Instrumental Collection, 1964-1998, Old Timey Concert, Riding the Midnight Train, Southbound, The Essential Doc Watson and Doc Watson Sings Songs for Little Pickers (Live Recordings). Genres he performed: Folk music, Gospel music, Blues, Country and Bluegrass.

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William Finley

William Finley (September 20, 1940 Manhattan-April 14, 2012 Manhattan) also known as Bill Finley, W. Franklin Finley, W.F. Finley, William Franklin Finley III or William Franklin Finley was an American actor. He had one child, Dashiell Finley.

Finley is best known for his collaborations with director Brian De Palma, appearing in several of his films such as "Sisters," "Phantom of the Paradise," and "The Fury." He also played the lead role of Winslow Leach in "Phantom of the Paradise," for which he received critical acclaim. Finley began his acting career in the late 1960s and also made appearances in television series such as "Kojak," "Law & Order," and "Miami Vice." In addition to his work as an actor, he was also an accomplished playwright, screenwriter, and music composer.

Finley was born in Manhattan and grew up in New York City. He attended Columbia University, where he studied English and Drama. After graduation, he began working in experimental theater in New York's Greenwich Village. He went on to form his own theater company, The Performance Group, which was known for its avant-garde productions.

In addition to his collaborations with De Palma, Finley appeared in several other films throughout his career, including "Eaten Alive," "Silent Rage," and "The Black Dahlia." He also continued to work in theater, both as an actor and a playwright. His plays were produced off-Broadway, and he received critical acclaim for his work in the theater.

Throughout his career, Finley was known for his unconventional approach to acting and his unique, idiosyncratic performances. He brought a sense of humor and unpredictability to his roles, and was widely regarded as one of the most talented and versatile actors of his generation.

After his death in 2012, Finley was remembered by his colleagues and fans as a true original and a beloved member of the New York theater and film communities. His influence on American cinema and theater continues to be felt to this day.

In addition to his work in film and theater, William Finley was also an accomplished musician. He contributed to the soundtracks of several films, including "Phantom of the Paradise," for which he wrote and performed several songs. He also released a solo album in 1978 called "Journey's End."

Throughout his life, Finley was known for his generosity and kindness. He was a mentor to many young actors and musicians, and was always willing to lend a helping hand to those in need. He was deeply devoted to his family, and was passionate about his work in all its forms.

After his death, several of his colleagues paid tribute to him, including Brian De Palma who said "William Finley was my closest collaborator, my best friend, and one of the most original actors I have ever worked with. He will be deeply missed."

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Jewel Akens

Jewel Akens (September 12, 1940 Houston-March 1, 2013 Inglewood) also known as Jewel Atkins or Akens, Jewel was an American singer and record producer.

Discography: The Birds and the Bees.

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