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New Mexico music legend, icon and patriarch Al Hurricane passed away Sunday evening at age 81.
Al Hurricane Sr. dies at age 81

Staff and wire reports

One of New Mexico's most beloved musicians has reportedly passed away. 

Al Hurricane, known as the "Godfather of New Mexico music" for developing a distinct sound bridging the state's unique Hispanic traditions with country and rock, died Sunday.

His son, Al Hurricane, Jr., told The Associated Press that his father died from complications related to a long battle against prostate cancer.

Two of his daughters were at his side. He was 81.