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Remembering Brad Delp

By Steve Morse, Globe Correspondent

A sign on the front of Johnny D's on Friday declared, "Brad, we miss you.'' Inside, someone had put flowers on the empty stage. Delp's group, Beatle Juice, his side project to his more famous singing role in the mega-platinum band Boston, had canceled that night because Delp was found dead in his New Hampshire home during the afternoon of still-unexplained causes.

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WMUR Delp, Lead Singer Of Boston, Found Dead

ATKINSON, N.H. -- Brad Delp, the lead singer of the 1970s band Boston, died Friday at his home in Atkinson.

Police are calling Delp's death "untimely," but they said there was no indication of foul play or involvement from drugs or alcohol. Investigators said he was apparently alone at the time of his death.

"Everything seemed to be normal," said Atkinston Police Chief Philip Consentino. "There was nothing disrupted in the house. He was a fairly healthy person from what we're able to ascertain."

Delp's fiancee arrived at his home after 1 p.m. and immediately called for help when she found Delp's body.

Delp sang vocals on Boston's 1976 hits "More than a Feeling" and "Longtime." He also sang on Boston's most recent album, "Corporate America," released in 2002.

The 55-year-old had lived in New Hampshire for decades, according to neighbors.

They said that he was always kind and willing to help anyone who needed it.

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Brad Delp, 55, Lead Singer for Boston, Dies

NY Times
By JON PARELES

Brad Delp, the lead singer for the rock band Boston, was found dead on Friday in his home in Atkinson, N.H. The Associated Press reported that a police spokesman said Mr. Delp apparently died alone and that there was no indication of foul play. The cause of death is under investigation and a report is to be released Monday, The A.P. reported. Mr. Delp was 55.

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Lead singer of band Boston dies

ImageATKINSON, N.H. -- Brad Delp, the lead singer for the band Boston, was found dead Friday in his home in southern New Hampshire. He was 55.

Atkinson police responded to a call for help at 1:20 p.m. and found Delp dead. Police Lt. William Baldwin said in a statement the death was "untimely" and that there was no indication of foul play.

Delp apparently was alone at the time of his death, Baldwin said. Police said he was found by his fiancee, whom he planned to marry this summer.

"Everything seemed to be normal," Police Chief Philip Consentino told WMUR-TV. "There was nothing disrupted in the house. He was a fairly healthy person from what we're able to ascertain."

The cause of his death remained under investigation by the Atkinson police and the New Hampshire Medical Examiner's office. Police said it would be a week before they received toxicology reports.

Delp sang vocals on Boston's 1976 hits "More than a Feeling" and "Longtime." He also sang on Boston's most recent album, "Corporate America," released in 2002.

He joined the band in the early 1970s after meeting Tom Scholz, an MIT student interested in experimental methods of recording music, according to the Boston's official Web site.

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