Jeez, I now find out about every significant celebrity death on TRF.
This one just plain sucks. Very talented guy, wrote/co-wrote innumerable popular songs, played concerts before millions ... and I bet he could have walked down most city streets and not been recognized. Real loss to the music world. A relic from when music really was musical.
...they call Alabama the Crimson Tide, I wanna name when I lose---Call me Deacon Blues... Aja, also Royal Scam, two of my very favorite all time albums. Thanks, Walter, for all the great music and memories. R I P, your music will go on forever.