Posted by on January 2, 2019 5:30 am
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The musician famous for wearing an eye patch died ‘peacefully in his sleep’ after a brief illness

Dr Hook & the Medicine Show vocalist and percussionist Ray Sawyer has died aged 81. He died “peacefully in his sleep” after a brief illness, according to his wife, Linda Sawyer.

Sawyer was a founding member of the Chocolate Papers, a trio from the American south that split in the late 1960s. After leaving the group, Sawyer decided he was “going insane from too much beans and music” and decided to pursue a career as a logger in Oregon. He got into a car crash en route and lost an eye.

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