Grateful Dead keyboardist, Vince Welnick, dies.

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Vince Welnick, the Grateful Dead’s last keyboard player has
died, the Grateful Dead‘s longtime publicist, Dennis McNally, confirmed. He was
51.

"His service to and love for the Grateful Dead were heartfelt and
essential. He had a loving soul and a joy in music that we were lucky to
share," the group said in a statement. "Our Grateful Dead prayer for
the repose of his spirit: May the four winds blow him safely home."

Welnick was the last in a long line of Grateful Dead keyboardists, several of
whom died prematurely, leading some of the group’s fans to conclude that the
position came with a curse.[Mof Gimmers]

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