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Correction: Obit-Helm story

Friday - 4/20/2012, 12:34pm  ET

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In this Dec. 3, 2007 file photo, musician Levon Helm appears on the new "Imus in the Morning" program at New York. A message posted Tuesday, April 17, 2012 on the 71-year-old musician's website by his family says "Levon is in the final stages of his battle with cancer." Helm was diagnosed with throat cancer in 1998 and the illness reduced his voice to a whisper. But he still continued to sing on albums and at rollicking concerts at his Woodstock home. Helm was a key member of The Band and lent his distinctive Southern voice to classics like "The Weight" and "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down." (AP Photo/Richard Drew, file)
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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - In an obituary April 19 for musician Levon Helm, The Associated Press erroneously reported when Helm's band mate Rick Danko died. He died shortly before his 57th birthday, not the day after his 56th birthday.


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