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Thursday 3 September 2009 @ 16:22 - GMT

Guy Babylon, a keyboardist/composer, most noted for his work with Sir Elton, has died.

Babylon was a Maryland native who grew up listing to Yes and Led Zeppelin.

He attended the University of South Florida, earning a BFA in music composition.

Upon graduation, he moved to Los Angeles, California. In 1988, he joined Elton's studio and touring band, appearing on the album Sleeping With the Past. In 1990, he appeared with the group Warpipes, a side project of fellow Elton John member Davey Johnstone. 2001 was a good year for Babylon, as he won an Grammy Award for his contributions on the Elton John / Tim Rice musical Aida. Guy also worked extensively on the Elton John / Bernie Taupin musical "Lestat," (based on the Ann Rice novels). Until his death, he lived in Los Angeles with his wife and kids, and was a member of Elton John's six-member touring and recording band. He died of a heart attack on September 2, 2009 while swimming in the pool