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Zydeco Pioneer Dies

Wilson "Boozoo" Chavis, 70, a pioneer and populizer of Louisiana Zydeco music, died May 5 at an Austin, Texas, hospital after a heart attack and stroke. He had performed at the Austin Swamp Romp April 28 and was admitted to Breckenridge Hospital early the next day after suffering a mild heart attack.

Chavis was managed by Jack Reich of Untouchable Talent and booked by Brad Madison of Mongrel Music.