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Boston lead singer dies at 55

Rocker Brad Delp, lead singer of Boston, was found dead in his New Hampshire home on Friday. He was 55.

Rocker Brad Delp, lead singer of Boston, was found dead in his New Hampshire home on Friday afternoon. He was 55.

Delp's death was "untimely," but there was no indication of foul play, said police Lieut. William Baldwin, who is investigating the death in the southern town of Atkinson.

Baldwin said it appears Delp was alone at the time of his death.

Police and the New Hampshire Medical Examiner's office are investigating and expect to release more details Monday.

Delp, who was born in Danvers, Mass., was the distinctive voice of Boston, which had a string of hits in the 1970s and 1980s. With Delp on vocals, the band produced popular songs like More Than a Feeling, Don't Look Back and Amanda.

Delp joined the band in the early 1970s after meeting Tom Scholz, an MIT student interested in experimental ways of recording music. At the time, Delp had been working in a Mr. Coffee factory by day and singing in Boston-area clubs by night.

Bostonreleasedits first album, the self-titled Boston, in 1976. Itwent on to sell 17 million copies. Delp stuck with the band until about 1989, when he left to work on other musical projects with Boston bandmate Barry Goudreau. Delp returned to Boston in 1994.

He sang on the band's most recent album, Corporate America, which was released in 2002. The band last appeared together in Boston's Symphony Hall in 2006.

On Friday night, the band's website bore a picture of Delp singing into a microphone with an inscription beneath that read: "The nicest, kindest, most caring, down to earth rock star the world has ever known. May you rest in Peace."

With files from the Associated Press

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