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Bobby Vee is shown here in this handout photo in 2004.

Bobby Vee, Fargo-born rock-and-roller, retires after Alzheimer's diagnosis

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FARGO - Bobby Vee, the Fargo-born pop music legend, announced on his blog this weekend that he has Alzheimer's disease and will be retiring from public life.


Vee, who turned 69 on Monday, said in the blog post that he was diagnosed with mild stages of the disease a little more than a year ago. Since that time, he wrote, he's chosen to remain private and focus on family and music.

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