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Lubbock Guitarist Susan Grisanti Commits Suicide

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A well-known Lubbock guitarist has died.

Susan Grisanti is believed to have taken her own life by jumping off the Park Tower apartments around 4:30 a.m. Monday, according to Lubbock Police. Foul play is not suspected at this time.

Grisanti was an award winning guitarist who had performed extensively across the U.S. and Europe, and played for a number of prominent people, including Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush.

She earned the nickname of “first lady of classical guitar” in the southwest. She had created the Park Tower Guitar Concert Series in 1987, and offered guitar lessons for all styles of guitar in her home at Park Tower.

She was 56 years old.

A post on her website at www.susangrisanti.com from her producer, Mark Robbins, states that the website will serve as her living memorial.

No information regarding funeral services has been released as of yet.

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