Walter Carl Becker

Walter Carl Becker (February 20, 1950 – September 3, 2017)


Walter Becker, guitarist and co-founder of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-inducted band Steely Dan, died Sunday at the age of 67.

Becker’s official site announced the guitarist’s death; no cause of death or other details were provided.

Becker missed Steely Dan’s Classic East and West concerts in July as he recovered from an unspecified ailment. « Walter’s recovering from a procedure and hopefully he’ll be fine very soon, » his band mate Donald Fagen told Billboard. Becker’s doctor advised the guitarist not to leave his Maui home for the performances.