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Bob Seger’s Silver Bullet Band saxophonist Alto Reed dies of colon cancer at 72


#Bob #Seger’s #Silver #Bullet #Band saxophonist #Alto #Reed dies of colon cancer at 72

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#Bob #Seger’s #Silver #Bullet #Band saxophonist #Alto #Reed has died of colon cancer at 72.

‘#It is with a heavy heart that we inform you of the passing of our lifelong friend and bandmate, #Alto #Reed,’ #Seger, 75, said on #Twitter #Thursday.

#He continued: ‘#Alto passed away this morning at his home with his family by his side after fighting a courageous battle with colon cancer. #Alto has been a part of our musical family, on and off stage, for nearly 50 years.’

RIP: #Bob #Seger’s #Silver #Bullet #Band saxophonist #Alto #Reed has died of colon cancer at 72. #He was snapped playing in #Florida in 2011

The #Night #Moves artist recalled his long ties with the talented musician.

‘I first started playing with #Alto in 1971,’ #Seger said. ‘#He was amazing. #He could play just about anything … he was funky, could scat, and play tenor sax and alto sax at the same time.’

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The #Old #Time #Rock and #Roll artist recalled how #Reed played alongside him in his ‘first headline arena gig at #Cobo #Hall’ in #Detroit, where #Reed hailed from.

‘#We asked him to be a part of those shows,’ #Seger said. ‘#No doubt his iconic performance on #Turn the #Page helped lift us to another level. #He has been with us on stage virtually every show ever since … audiences roared every time he played his part. #In our band, #Alto was the rock star.’

Bob Seger said Reed's 'iconic performance on Turn the Page helped lift us to another level'

#Bob #Seger said #Reed’s ‘iconic performance on #Turn the #Page helped lift us to another level’

Well-remembered: Detroit classic rock radio host Jim O'Brien said the musician 'was so proud of fans and family,' adding 'That's all he talked about'

#Well-remembered: #Detroit classic rock radio host #Jim O’#Brien said the musician ‘was so proud of fans and family,’ adding ‘#That’s all he talked about’

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#Reed, whose real name was #Thomas #Cartmell, ‘had a passion for discovering and experiencing new things,’ #Seger said, recalling details of their adventures together.

‘#He taught me how to sail on #Biscayne #Bay, we swam with the sharks (unintentionally!), and he often introduced us to local foods and restaurants he had discovered,’ #Seger said. ‘I called him #Captain. #He was bolder than I was. I remember visiting him in the #Miami area and I found him feeding the manatees in a lagoon behind his house. #Most of us feed seagulls, #Alto fed the manatees!’

The #Hollywood #Nights artist also detailed his friend’s personal life, saying ‘#Alto started a family and was a fabulous father,’ and ‘helped raise two talented, beautiful, intelligent young ladies’ in his daughters #Chelsea #Reed #Radler and #Victoria #Reed.

Seger issued a statement on Twitter Thursday in the wake of his bandmate's passing

#Seger issued a statement on #Twitter #Thursday in the wake of his bandmate’s passing

Icon: Seger was seen performing in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 2006

#Icon: #Seger was seen performing in #Grand #Rapids, #Michigan in 2006

#His daughters said in a statement to #Detroit #Free #Press: ‘#Our hearts are deeply broken by this enormous loss, but also filled with gratitude as we reflect on his legacy and how incredibly lucky we’ve been to get to call such a special guy dad.’

#Detroit classic rock radio host #Jim O’#Brien recalled his exchanges with the musician to the newspaper.

‘#It was just fun talking to him – he was always so excited about what was going on,’ O’#Brien said. ‘#He loved it. #He was so proud of fans and family. #That’s all he talked about. #He did so much for people in #Detroit that people didn’t know about. #Just a great guy. #You loved hearing the joy in his voice.’



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