One of the great pillars of the Memphis sound, Willie Mitchell
, has died. The musician, songwriter, producer and label head died this morning at about 7:30 a.m. at Methodist University Hospital. He was 81.
Mitchell had been in ill health since September, after suffering a broken hip. In December he went into cardiac arrest and was taken back to the hospital, “where he’s just been holding on,” said his grandson, Lawrence “Boo” Mitchell.
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