Walter Becker, Steely Dan Co-Founder, Dead at 67

by Norm Gregory on September 3, 2017

in Music


Walter Becker, guitarist, bassist and co-founder of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-inducted band Steely Dan, died Sunday at the age of 67.

Becker’s official site announced the death; no cause of death or other details were provided. 

‘Walter Becker was my friend, my writing partner and my bandmate since we met as students at Bard College in 1967,’ Donald Fagen wrote in a tribute to Becker. ‘He was smart as a whip, an excellent guitarist and a great songwriter. He was cynical about human nature, including his own, and hysterically funny.’ (Via Rolling Stone.)

Read Donald Fagen’s Moving Tribute to Steely Dan Partner Walter Becker

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