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04-07-2007, 12:13
Boots Randolph, the saxaphonist that was best known for his Yakety Sax tune has died at the age of 80. Mr Randolph had been in a coma since suffering from a cerebral haemorrage last month.

Betty Hofer, his publicist said he had been taken off his respirator at the Nashville Skyline Center.

Mr Randolph who was born as Homer Louis has worked with such artists like Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison and Brenda Lee. He co-wrote Yakety Sax, which went on to become his biggest solo hit, with is guitarist James Rich.

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