Mac DeMarco leads the tributes to Steely Dan’s Walter Becker
Mac DeMarco and a host of artists have paid tribute to Steely Dan’s Walter Becker who died over the weekend, aged 67.
The news was announced on Sunday via Becker’s official website but failed to disclose the cause of his death.
Becker founded Steely Dan with close friend Donald Fagen in the late 60s and went on to dominate the next decade, putting together hit after hit such as ‘Rikki Don’t Lose that Number’ and ‘Reelin’ in the Years’.
The 67-year-old was forced to miss Steely Dan’s Classic East and West concerts in July due to ill-health and underwent surgery for an unknown issue. Despite claims that Becker was on the road to recovery, he was found dead at his Malibu home on Sunday.