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FILE - In this photo taken Aug. 9, 1982 file photo, bluegrass legend and banjo pioneer Earl Scruggs plays his banjo. Scruggs' son Gary said his father passed away Wednesday morning, March 28, 2012 at a Nashville, Tenn., hospital of natural causes. He was 88. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

Bluegrass legend Earl Scruggs dies at 88

Bluegrass legend and banjo pioneer Earl Scruggs, who helped profoundly change country music with Bill Monroe in the 1940s and later with guitarist Lester Flatt, has died. He was 88.