US musician Phil Everly of the Everly Brothers dies aged 74

US musician Phil Everly, one half of the Everly Brothers, has died, aged 74, in California, according to reports.


Everly died in the Los Angeles suburb of Burbank of complications from lung disease, his wife, Patti, told the Los Angeles Times.

"We are absolutely heartbroken," she said, adding that the disease was the result of a lifetime of smoking.

Phil Everly and his brother Don made up the Everly Brothers, one of the biggest pop acts of the 1950s and early 1960s.


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