FAMOUS CLARINETIST HAS DIED AT 86


Pete Fountain (Pierre Dewey LaFontaine, Jr.)
(July 3, 1930 – August 6, 2016)

(FOXNEWS) – Clarinetist Pete Fountain, whose Dixieland jazz virtuosity and
irrepressible wit endeared him to his native New Orleans and earned him
decades of national television fame, died Saturday of heart failure.

Benny Harrell, Fountain’s son-in-law and manager, said Fountain was in
hospice care in New Orleans when he died early Saturday.

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