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Tito Puente Dies at 77

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Tito Puente Dies at 77

Tito Puente Dies at 77

Tito Puente Dies at 77

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Latin bandleader Tito Puente died today at the age of 77 in a hospital in New York. Puente was hospitalized recently for heart problems and canceled all his concerts in May. He recorded over 100 albums in his long music career. He won five Grammys — the most recent this year for best traditional tropical Latin performance for "Mambo Birdland."

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