Al Schmitt dead at 91

NEW YORK (AP) — Twenty-time Grammy winner Al Schmitt, whose extraordinary career as a recording engineer and producer included albums by Bob Dylan, Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra and many other of the top performers of the past 60 years, has died at age 91.

Schmitt’s family announced on Facebook that he died Monday, without identifying a specific cause. Schmitt lived in the Los Angeles area. A relative, who did not want to be identified, confirmed Schmitt’s death to The Associated Press.

“The world has lost a much loved and respected extraordinary individual, who led an extraordinary life,” the Facebook posting reads in part. “The most honored and awarded recording producer/engineer of . . .

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