Published August 8, 2009
By WILLIAM GRIMES
Willy DeVille, a singer and songwriter and the leader of the group Mink DeVille, whose adventurous forays into rhythm and blues, Cajun music and salsa made him one of the most original figures of the New York punk scene of the 1970s, died on Thursday in Manhattan. He was 58.
The cause was pancreatic cancer, said his publicist, Carol Kaye.
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