Texas blues legend Johnny Winter died Wednesday, July 16, died last night. He was 70. This morning, the guitarist's Facebook page featuring the following news item: "Texas blues icon Johnny Winter has passed away on July 16, 2014, in his hotel room in Zurich, Switzerland. His wife, family and bandmates are all saddened by the loss of their loved one and one of the world's finest guitarists. An official statement with more details shall be issued at the appropriate time."