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Manhattan Transfer singer, founder dies at 72.

NEW YORK -- Tim Hauser, the founder and singer of the Grammy-winning vocal troupe The Manhattan Transfer, died Thursday from cardiac arrest, band representative JoAnn Geffen said Friday.

He was 72.

Hauser founded Manhattan Transfer, who released their debut album in the early 1970s and launched hits such as ''Operator'' and ''The Boy from New York City.'' They went on to win multiple pop and jazz Grammy Awards. Their critically revered album, 1985's ''Vocalese,'' earned a whopping 12 Grammy nominations.

Alan Paul, Janis Siegel and Cheryl Bentyne round out the foursome. They said in a statement: ''Tim was the visionary behind The Manhattan Transfer ... It's incomprehensible to think of this world without him.''

Manhattan Transfer will continue their upcoming tour despite Hauser's death.

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Date:Oct 18, 2014
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