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Former Bassist For Mitch Ryder, Muddy Waters Dies At 40

June 19, 1987

DETROIT (AP) _ George Korinek, a former bass player with Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels and Muddy Waters, has died, officials said. He was 40.

Korinek, a blues musician, formed the band called Shadowfax in the mid- 1960s with other Detroit musicians, playing a mix of rock and blues.

The Wayne County Medical Examiner’s office said Korinek had arteriosclerosis and died in his sleep Tuesday.

″It’s the passing of one of the greatest musicians in the city,″ said rock singer Mitch Ryder, known for songs such as ″C.C. Rider.″

Korinek, part-owner of Alvin’s Finer Delicatessen, was also known for helping local bands get started.

Survivors include his wife, Karen; his parents, a brother and a sister. Services were planned Friday in Detroit.

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