Chicago pianist Buddy Charles dead at 81

December 19, 2008 3:19:49 PM PST
A legendary Chicago piano man has died. Buddy Charles played Chicago nightclubs for more than a half century. He was very popular at clubs on Rush Street In the 1970s and 80s. Charles had battled leukemia recently.

He died at his home in Morton Grove Thursday.

Buddy Charles was 81.