Pianist, teacher Denver Oldham, 75, dies

An undated photo of Denver Oldham.

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An undated photo of Denver Oldham. (Credit: Handout)

For Denver Oldham, music as life transcended cliche.

The classically trained pianist, a onetime Steinway concert artist, was unmarried, had no children, and kept few things to distract from his passion of playing and teaching.

"I don't even think he owned a car," said Ellen Michelmore, a longtime friend and former student. "He lived simply, and he really just lived in music."

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