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Friends and fans say goodbye to guitarist Jack Rose

Thurston Moore, leader of veteran New York noise rockers Sonic Youth, was among the friends and fans of Jack Rose who attended the guitar extraordinaire's Saturday memorial services at Bringhurst Funeral Home, in Bala Cynwyd.

Rose, who was 38, died of a heart attack on Dec. 5. He was buried Saturday at West Laurel Hill Cemetery.

The Virginia native moved to Philadelphia in 1998, and made Kensington his home in recent years, while showcasing his masterful work on the six-string, twelve-string and lap steel guitars on such releases as 2005's "Kensington Blues" and live recordings "I Do Play Rock N' Roll" and "The Black Dirt Sessions," this year.

Rose's final album, "Luck in The Valley," is due out Feb. 23 on the Thrill Jockey label.

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