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FILE - In this 1967 file photo, Ravi Shankar plays his sitar in Los Angeles. Shankar, the sitar virtuoso who became a hippie musical icon of the 1960s after hobnobbing with the Beatles and who introduced traditional Indian ragas to Western audiences over an eight-decade career, died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012. He was 92. (AP Photo, File)

Sitar legend Ravi Shankar dies

December 20, 2012

Ravi Shankar died Dec. 11 at age 92. A statement on his website said he died

in San Diego, with his wife and a

daughter by his side. The musician's foundation issued a statement

saying that he had suffered upper respiratory and heart problems and had

recently undergone heart-valve replacement surgery.