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Barry Fey is dead: Towering figure in Denver music scene passes away

We've just learned that Barry Fey, a larger-than-life figure who helped put Denver on the music-business map, has died.

At this writing, the circumstances of Fey's death have not been made public, but he has been ill of late. His personal Facebook page features a March 11 post that reads, "I am happy to tell you that Barry's surgery was a success. He is now in recovery and wants to thank you for your thoughts and prayers," with an April 24 followup noting "Barry is now home and doing well."

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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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