Famed Cymbal Maker Dies

BOSTON (March 29, 2013)—Cymbal maker Robert Zildjian has died at the age of 89, but no details have been disclosed about his death.

Zildjian started working in the family cymbal business, Avedis Zildjian Company, as a teenager.

He got ended up in a legal battle with his brother, Armand, over their inheritance, and in 1981, Zildjian founded the Sabian cymbal company.

Sabian and Zildjian are the top two cymbal manufacturers in the world.

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