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Cause Of Caldwell’s Death Still Unknown After Autopsy

February 27, 1993

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) _ An autopsy of Toy T. Caldwell Jr., former lead guitar player and singer for the Marshall Tucker Band, did not immediately reveal the cause of death, the coroner said Friday.

Caldwell, 45, died Thursday of ″acute respiratory failure due to unknown causes,″ said Spartanburg County Coroner Jim Burnett.

Results of toxicological tests by the State Law Enforcement Division were still pending, Burnett said. The tests normally take months, but Burnett said he asked for expedited results.

Bill Doble, vice president of music for Caldwell’s record label, Cabin Fever Entertainment, said the musician had been ill with influenza and bronchitis.

Caldwell visited a doctor Wednesday complaining of a headache, coughing and congestion, Burnett said.

Caldwell was with The Marshall Tucker Band for 15 years before leaving in 1985 to begin a solo career.

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