Famed Pianist Van Cliburn Dead at 78

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By Newser Editors and Wire Services

Posted Feb 27, 2013 11:24 AM CST | Updated Feb 27, 2013 11:45 AM CST

(Newser) – The renowned American classical pianist Van Cliburn has died at age 78. His publicist and longtime friend Mary Lou Falcone said that Cliburn died this morning after a battle with bone cancer. She'd announced in late August that Cliburn had been diagnosed with advanced... More »

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