Band Drummer, Singer Levon Helm Dies

April 19, 2012 Updated Apr 19, 2012 at 5:23 PM EDT

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Band Drummer, Singer Levon Helm Dies

April 19, 2012 Updated Apr 19, 2012 at 5:23 PM EDT

According to a USA Today story, Levon Helm, who served as a drummer and singer in The Band died Thursday at a New York hospital. He was 71.

Helm was suffering from throat cancer, according to the USA Today report.

Read the USA Today story HERE.