Legendary blues-man [lastfm link_type="artist_info"] Pinetop Perkins[/lastfm] has passed. Perkins was known for his performance with [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Muddy Waters[/lastfm]. He was also the oldest GRAMMY winner this year. Perkins died at his home of cardiac arrest.
He had been complaining of chest pains. He went to take a nap and medical professionals were not able to revive him. He died Monday, at his home in Austin, Texas
[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]B.B. King[/lastfm] emailed his sadness about the passing of Perkins:”He was one of the last great Mississippi Bluesmen,” King said. “He had such a distinctive voice, and he sure could play the piano. He will be missed not only by me, but by lovers of music all over the world.”
Perkins won a Grammy in February for best traditional blues album for “Joined at the Hip: Pinetop Perkins & Willie “Big Eyes” Smith.” It was a win that made him the oldest GRAMMY winner.
Perkins was 97.