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http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20071224/en_nm/peterson_dc_1;_ylt=AkJgVibXppSKQaVptgtQi1YE1vAI

Oscar Peterson, who sat atop the world of jazz piano for decades with his driving two-handed swing, technical wizardry and rapid-fire solos, died on Sunday of kidney failure, CBC Television said. He was 82.

In a year that saw the death of Ed Mirvish and the Sam the Record Man flagship, Canada loses another cultural touchstone. So long, Oscar, you did us proud.

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