New Orleans musician Allen Toussaint dies in Madrid at 77

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Allen Toussaint dead in Madrid at 77. He is seen here performing on stage at Bluesfest 2013 in Byron Bay, Australia. (Matt Roberts/Getty Images)

Allen Toussaint died after a heart attack in Madrid at 77. He is seen here performing on stage at Bluesfest 2013 in Byron Bay, Australia. (Matt Roberts/Getty Images)

MADRID (AP) — Legendary New Orleans musician and composer Allen Toussaint has died after suffering a heart attack following a concert he performed in the Spanish capital.

Madrid emergency services spokesman Javier Ayuso says rescue workers were called to Toussaint’s hotel early Tuesday morning and managed to revive him after he suffered a heart attack.

But Ayuso says the 77-year-old Toussaint stopped breathing during the ambulance ride to a hospital and efforts to revive him again were unsuccessful.

Toussaint performed Monday night at Madrid’s Lara Theater.

This story has been corrected to show that Toussaint performed Monday night and died Tuesday morning.