New Orleans legend Allen Toussaint passes away

By Isadora Linheira


Toussaint pic


Legendary New Orleans pianist, songwriter, producer and performer, Allen Toussaint, died Tuesday Nov. 10 after suffering a heart attack following a concert he performed in Spain. He was 77.


Rescue workers were called to Toussaint’s hotel early Tuesday morning and efforts to revive him again were unsuccessful. Toussaint performed Monday night at Madrid’s Lara Theater.


Toussaint became one of the city’s most legendary and celebrated performers and personalities. Approaching 80, he was still active touring and performing.

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