Summary: Tunisian-born French guitarist considered as one of the world's greatest guitar pickers who was known for his finger-picking style which faithfully recreated the instrumental styles of American guitarists such as Chet Atkins, Merle Travis and Jerry Reed, and whose albums sold over 2 million copies and continued music by the likes of Antonio Vivaldi and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
Cause of Death: Killed in TWA Flight 800 airplane accident
Born: August 20, 1951
Died: July 17, 1996
Location: Long Island, New York