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Legendary musician Jerry LaCroix dies
SOUTHEAST TEXAS - He played with Edgar Winter, Blood, Sweat & Tears and other well known musical groups, but Jerry LaCroix will forever be remembered as part of The Boogie Kings.
LaCroix died Wednesday at a Lufkin hospital. He suffered from congestive heart failure.
LaCroix was born in Louisiana but moved to Southeast Texas as a child. He went to school in Port Arthur and Port Neches and graduated from PN-G High School.
His blend of rhythm and blues, soul, rock, and swamp pop, stood the test of time. LaCroix performed for more than half a century. His work with The Boogie Kings is how Jerry "Count Jackson" LaCroix made a name for himself across the region.
He was inducted into the Gulf Coast Music Hall of Fame. He was a regular performer at the annual Janis Joplin Tribute Concert. LaCroix had an influence on Joplin's career, according to Joplin's sister.
Jerry LaCroix was 70.