By C. Molly Smith
October 17, 2014 at 12:00 PM EDT
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Tim Hauser, founder and singer of The Manhattan Transfer, died Thursday from cardiac arrest, according to the Associated Press.

The news came from band representative JoAnn Geffen on Friday. Hauser was 72 years old.

Founded in 1969, The Manhattan Transfer is known for hits such as “Operator” and “The Boy From New York City.” The group won a number of Grammys, and received an impressive 12 nominations for its 1985 album, Vocalese.

Hauser was born in Troy, New York. The musician is survived by wife Barb Sennet Hauser, son Basie, and daughter Lily.

The Manhattan Transfer will move forward with their upcoming tour. Their next show in Manchester, New Hampshire on Oct. 23.

 

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