Earl Scruggs, the Grammy Award-winning musician whose innovative bluegrass banjo work was heard in the theme music to the television sitcom “The Beverly Hillbillies” and the movie “Bonnie and Clyde,” died March 28 at a hospital in Nashville. He was 88.
Mr. Scruggs’s son Gary confirmed the death to the Associated Press. He did not provide a cause. In a career spanning six decades, Mr. Scruggs won acclaim as a virtuosic instrumentalist who helped transform the reputation of the banjo through dynamic playing and public exposure through film, TV, record and radio.
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