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Farewells: Jon Lord and Bob Babbitt

Lord played keyboard for Deep Purple and co-wrote some of their best-known songs, including "Smoke on the Water." He was 71. He died of a pulmonary embolism; he'd been suffering from pancreatic cancer. Babbitt was the bassist in the legendary Motown studio band the Funk Brothers. He died in hospice in Nashville. He was 74.