Walter Becker, the famed guitarist behind Steely Dan, has passed away. There is no official cause of death listed, but the musician had to miss a few shows recently and was expected to make a speedy recovery.

Becker missed Steely Dan’s Classic East and West concerts in July as he recovered from an unspecified ailment. “Walter’s recovering from a procedure and hopefully he’ll be fine very soon,” his bandmate Donald Fagen told Billboard. Becker’s doctor advised the guitarist not to leave his Maui home for the performances. [Rolling Stone]

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