Tom Verlaine founder of Punk Rock Band Television dies at 73 due to brief illness


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Tom Verlaine passed away on Saturday in New York's Manhattan. He revolutionised rock guitar during the punk era of the 1970s with his band Television. He was 73. According to Variety, Jesse Paris Smith, the daughter of Verlaine's friend and former lover Patti Smith, confirmed Verlaine's passing to the New York Times. The musician passed away "after a brief illness," she revealed.