Otis Clay, a Blues Hall of Fame musician passed away.

January 2016, Obituaries

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Rhythm and blues artist Otis Clay, a Blues Hall of Fame musician who also was a community activist on Chicago’s West Side, has died. He was 73. Clay’s daughter Ronda Tankson told The Associated Press the one-time Grammy nominee died of a heart attack.Manager Miki Mulvehill says Clay was preparing upcoming U.S. and European tours and had been nominated for two Blues Music Awards one for his album with Billy Price and one for soul blues music artist.

Price said Clay was “the last standard-bearer for deep southern soul.”
Clay was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 2013.

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