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Singer Jimmy Scott Dies at 88

Jeff Tamarkin, JazzTimes, 13 June 2014

JIMMY SCOTT, whose distinctively high contralto voice — caused by a rare genetic condition called Kallmann's syndrome — gave his music a purity and youthfulness even into old age, died June 12 in his sleep at his Las Vegas home. His death, the cause of which was cardiac arrest, was confirmed by a family friend. Scott was 88.

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