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Grateful Dead: 'Pigpen' McKernan Dead at 27

uncredited writer, Rolling Stone, 12 April 1973

CORTE MADERA, Calif. — Ron McKernan — better known as Pigpen — was found dead in his apartment here March 8th. The organist and singer, a founding member of the Grateful Dead, was 27.

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