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Blues Singer Jesse Fortune Dies at ...


Filed under: News , R.I.P. Chicago blues singer Jesse Fortune , who was most active in the '50s and '60s, collapsed onstage Sunday night and later died. Fortune was best known for his 1963 song 'Too Many Cooks' and his efforts alongside icons like Otis Rush, Buddy Guy and Willie Dixon.<br/><br/> He was 79. According to the Chicago Tribune , Fortune -- better known as the 'Fortune Tellin' Man' -- was performing at Gene's Playmate Lounge when he passed out. Club owner Eugene Payton called paramedics, but he ultimately succumbed to coronary atherosclerosis, according to a spokesman from the Cook County medical examiner's office..<br/><br/> 9:30 p.m. Tuesday 1st September 2009 EST
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