Memphis music legend Alex Chilton dies

By WMC Staff

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WMC-TV) - Memphis music legend Alex Chilton died Wednesday night.

Chilton, 59, was best known for his work with the bands Big Star and the Box Tops.

A band member said Chilton had a heart attack Wednesday night in New Orleans.

Big Star was scheduled to perform this spring in Overton Park and was planning to play this Saturday at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas.

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