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America singer Dan Peek dies aged 60

Dan Peek (centre) and America
Image caption Dan Peek (centre) was a founding member of the band America

Folk rock musician Dan Peek, who sang lead vocals with the band America, has died at his home in Missouri aged 60.

Peek was a member of the Grammy winning group for seven years and co-wrote numerous hits including chart topper A Horse With No Name.

America's Dewey Bunnell said that Peek's music will "live on in the great songs he shared with us all."

"We created lasting music together and experienced a life we could never have imagined," he added.

After leaving the group, Peek went onto launch a solo career and became a pioneer in contemporary Christian music.

He was nominated for a Grammy Award for his 1979 solo album All Things Are Possible.

In a statment, Neil Portnow from the Recording Academy said: "Our deepest sympathies extend to his family, friends, and fans as we remember a dynamic individual and great talent."

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