Curtis Mayfield Dies

Singer and songwriter Curtis Mayfield died yesterday at the North Fulton Regional Hospital in Roswell, Ga. An onstage accident in 1990 left Mayfield paralyzed from the neck down, a condition that caused his health to deteriorate in recent years. Doctors amputated his right leg last year because of diabetes brought on by the injury.



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