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Mick Ronson (May 26, 1946 - April 30, 1993), born in Hull, Yorkshire, was a lead guitarist who rose to fame with David Bowie on the Ziggy Stardust album.He played guitar for Bowie starting with The Man Who Sold The World. He also co-produced Lou Reed's album Transformer with Bowie and played piano on the song "Perfect Day".
Ronson later released three solo albums and was a long-time collaborator with Ian Hunter. Besides Bowie and Hunter, he worked as a musician, writer and producer with many other acts including Morrissey, The Wildhearts, Elton John, Bob Dylan, and John Cougar Mellencamp. He died of liver cancer.
Ronson was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but had grown disenchanted with the faith before his death.
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