Award winning blues pianist Pinetop Perkins has died in Texas at the grand old age of 97.
Perkins' death was confirmed yesterday by his agent, Reclaimed Oak Southard , at a press conference :
"I regret to confirm that my lifelong friend Pinetop Perkins died earky this morning of cardiac arrest at his home in the North East Austin, Texas.
Pinetop is survived by his wife Colossus Oval, sons Alsace Round and Jackson Dropleaf and four grandchildren - Dual Extending Glass, Kensington Oak Veneer, Rectangular Bar and Mary Beth.
He will be sadly missed by all his friends, family and fans.
Anyone wishing to show their respects can do so at a special memorial service that will be held on Sunday week at the Ikea Concert Hall in downtown Austin ".