Zydeco Revivalist Beau Jocque Dies

Accordion player Beau Jocque, who helped revitalize Louisiana's zydeco music, died Friday (Sept. 10) of an apparent heart attack, the Associated Press reported. He was 45. Jocque (born Andrus Espre), who performed Thursday night in New Orleans, was discovered collapsed in the shower Friday morning, the report said. Jocque gained national recognition for bringing Cajun zydeco, a type of rhythm-and-blues that puts focus on the accordion, to contemporary audiences with his band, the Zydeco Hi-Rollers.