“His wife, family and bandmates are … He was 70. Johnny Winter. Last night, blues guitar legend Johnny Winter died in a hotel room in Switzerland. Plan a funeral, find contact information and more. He was 70 years old. 478K likes. The basic gear used by Johnny Winter during decades The Gibson Firebird mainly used for slide-guitar work, the Lazer guitar, the Chorus pedal and the Musicman amplifier Photo of Johnny Winter's most popular gear, Gibson Firebird, Lazer Guitar, Chorus Pedal… Johnny's significant other since 1972 and his wife since 1992, Susan Winter is a sweet and gracious lady who candidly shared memories of her life with Johnny. If Johnny Winter was playing the best that he had in years just before his death Wednesday, his friends credit Winter's manager. Johnny Winter, a legendary blues guitarist, was found dead in his hotel in Zurich, Switzerland on Wednesday. New CD "Step Back" Out Now! www.JohnnyWinter.com View upcoming funeral services, obituaries, and funeral flowers for Winters Funeral Home in Kosciusko, Mississippi. Johnny released four studio albums and three live albums as a rock ’n’ roller; they included Johnny Winter And Live, his only gold record. These web pages describe Johnny Winter's guitars and gear he has used over the years. Some fans look back longingly at his fiery licks and flamboyant performances during his rock years, especially when he played with Rick Derringer. In this Saturday, July 28, 2007 file photo, Johnny Winter, seated, and Derek Trucks, background, perform "Highway 61" at the Crossroads Guitar Festival in Chicago.