THE RUTS' guitarist PAUL FOX has died. He was 56. The British punk musician died after a battle with lung cancer at his home in London on Sunday (21Oct07). He is survived by wife Sharon and sons Lawrence and William. The Ruts' original vocalist Malcolm Owen died of a heroin overdose in 1980 following the release of the group's debut The Crack.
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