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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 2, 2008

 

STATEMENT OF GOVERNOR HALEY BARBOUR ON THE DEATH OF BO DIDDLEY

 

“Bo Diddley was born a Mississippian and grew up in a world where natural talent earned him fame and respect. He was a rock-and-roll icon, a true pioneer whose style generated a lot of copies that were not nearly as good as the original. Marsha and I mourn his loss and extend our deepest sympathies to his family.”