Monday, November 2, 2009

The death of Lenny Breau [1941-1984]


Lenny Breau was Canadian Jazz Guitarist. He took up guitar at the age of 7.He was in a Jazz group called “Three” (with singer Don Francks & Eon Henstridge on bass). The group performed in many US and Canadian cities and appeared on US network television.

After that Breau returned to his hometown, Winnipeg where he became a regular session guitarist for CBC Radio and Television.

Unfortunately, Breau had developed a serious substance abuse problem since his mid-twenties.

In 1984, Breau’s body was found in the swimming pool of his apartment. The official cause of death was strangulation but police were unable to find a suspect (main suspect was rumored to be Jewel Breau, Lenny’s wife) and the case remains unsolved. lenny breau

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