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Guitar legend Paco de Lucia dies

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Paco de Lucia, the master guitarist who helped promote flamenco to a global audience, has died in Mexico of a heart attack aged 66, officials in his Andalusian hometown said Wednesday. 

Spanish guitarist Paco de Lucia performs during the Vitoria Jazz Festival on July 20, 2013

Born Francisco Sanchez Gomez, the flamenco giant was credited with modernising the Spanish gypsy tradition with jazz and bossa nova influences during a decades-long career.

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