US blues legend Johnny Winter dies at 70

Legendary blues guitarist Johnny Winter performs on stage during a concert at the Valencia Jazz Festival in this file photo taken July 19.

American blues legend Johnny Winter has died aged 70 in a hotel room near Zurich, Swiss police and a statement on his official Facebook page said July 17.

“His wife, family and bandmates are all saddened by the loss of their loved one and one of the world’s finest guitarists,” the statement read, adding that Winter died on July 16.

Swiss police told AFP that Winter was found dead early Wednesday in a hotel room in Bulach, a small town north of Zurich, which lies close to the city’s airport.

A Zurich police spokesman said the local prosecutor’s office has ordered an autopsy to determine the cause of death…