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Zombies bassist Jim Rodford dies after fall at home

By Joe Nerssessian

The Zombies bassist Jim Rodford has died aged 76, just days after his final performance.

The musician, whose career spanned six decades and included 18 years with The Kinks, died on Saturday after a fall on the stairs, his cousin and The Zombies frontman Rod Argent confirmed.

Rodford had just returned home to England after completing a short tour in Florida with The Zombies, with his final on-stage appearance on January 14.

Argent paid tribute to his "dear cousin and lifelong friend", saying he was dedicated to music "to the end" and "unfailingly committed to local music".

The Kinks Twitter page said he would be "greatly missed".

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