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Musician Phil Emmanuel dies aged 65

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Australian musicians Tommy Emmanuel (left) and Phil Emmanuel at Bicentennial Park during the Tamworth Country Music Festival in Tamworth. Australian guitarist Phil Emmanuel, 65, has died after suffering an asthma attack. (AAP Image/Tracey Nearmy)

Australian guitarist Phil Emmanuel has died at the age of 65.

The musician died on Thursday evening in Parkes after a sudden asthma attack, according to reports.

"On behalf of the family, it is with great sadness that I announce the passing of our much loved brother, Philip Ernest Emmanuel," his brother Darcy told Fairfax Media.

"We are all devastated."

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