By Simon Vozick-Levinson
Updated August 07, 2009 at 04:25 PM EDT

Willy DeVille, an integral figure in the late-’70s New York City punk scene, died of pancreatic cancer on Aug. 6 at age 58, according to a representative. The singer’s family announced his diagnosis earlier this summer.

DeVille’s work with the band Mink DeVille and as a solo artist drew widespread critical praise for incorporating elements of many global music styles. Watch a live performance of Mink DeVille’s 1977 single “Spanish Stroll” below, then let us know: How will you remember Willy DeVille?

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