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Drummer Buddy Rich was known for his prodigious talent and fiery temper. His career saw him work with stars like Artie Shaw, Tommy Dorsey and Frank Sinatra.
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The tumor was removed in March. While still receiving chemotherapy, Rich died on April 2, in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 69.
Many people may know Rich for his volatile outbursts, but he had an impressive career that spanned vaudeville, big bands, swing and jazz. With musical recordings, and videos of his drumming performances onstage, in movies and on TV, Rich's reputation as one of the best drummers the world has ever seen will live on.
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