Walter Becker one of the co-founding members of Steely Dan passed away September 3, 2017. He was 67, no cause of death has been given, although rumor is he had been ill for quite some time.
Walter and Donald Fagen met during college in 1967 and became friends. They would form Steely Dan in 1972 and have mega hits with such songs as “Do it Again,” “Reelin’ In The Years,” “Deacon Blues,” “Hey Nineteen,” “Peg,” And “Rikki Don’t Lose That Number.” The group split up in the early 80’s but reunited in the early 90’s and have been touring and making music ever since. Becker’s last show with Steely Dan was in May of this year. Donald Fagen says he intends to keep the music they made together as long as he is alive.