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Tortilla Flats founder 'Ham' Guerrero dead

Jan. 30, 2011 at 1:01 PM   |   Comments

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Trumpeter Tony "Ham" Guerrero, a founder of the band Tortilla Flats, died in Texas at the age of 66 this weekend, a friend of the family says.

Sergio Guerrero, who is not related to the musician, said funeral arrangements were still pending Sunday.

The Austin (Texas) American-Statesman said Tony Guerrero suffered a heart attack Jan. 10 and contracted pneumonia after being in a coma for a week.

Guerrero began playing the trumpet as a child and formed Tortilla Flats in 1968. The group produced a sound that was a unique blend of jazz, Latin music and rock.

Tortilla Flats recorded 20 albums, two of which were nominated for Grammys. The band last performed at a 2006 benefit 23 years after breaking up.

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