Levon Helm Dies: 'The Band' Singer Was 71

Levon Helm, the singer and drummer who anchored the legendary rock group The Band in the 1960s and '70s, and enjoyed a comeback nearly four decades later after throat cancer had reduced his voice to a whisper, has died. He was 71. Helm's website, levonhelm.com, confirmed his death. "Levon Helm passed peacefully this afternoon," the site's home page said. "He was surrounded by family, friends and band mates and will be remembered by all he touched as a brilliant musician and a beautiful...Full Story
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