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Singer Burton Cummings' mother dies

The mother of Burton Cummings has died, according to a posting added to the musician's Facebook account.

The mother of Burton Cummings has died, according to a posting added to the musician's Facebook account.

Cummings said his mother, Rhoda, died Friday around 10 p.m. CT, following a stroke earlier in the week.

The artist credited his mother for his early introduction to music, and piano lessons.

He said that no funeral service would be held.

Cummings, who led the popular group the Guess Who, is one of Winnipeg's most celebrated talents.