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Ramone Dead

Producer Phil Ramone and singer Cyndi Lauper attend the Recording Academy New York Chapter's 53rd GRAMMY Award Nominees Reception at Gracie Mansion on January 20, 2011 in New York City.  (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

Legendary Music Producer Phil Ramone Dead At 79

Phil Ramone, the masterful Grammy Award-winning engineer, arranger and producer whose platinum touch included recordings with Ray Charles, Billy Joel and Paul Simon, died Saturday of complications stemming from heart surgery.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/30/2013