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Local music fixture Sammy Winston dies while saving roommates in Echo Park fire

Local music fixture Sammy Winston dies while saving roommates in Echo Park fire

The Echo Park house fire that injured five and killed one on Saturday took the life of a familiar face in the Los Angeles music scene.  According to reports from survivors of the fire, Sammy Winston died after returning to the building in the 800 block of Alvarado Street in an effort to rescue his roommates. Five people were injured, including a firefighter who responded to the blaze in a converted attic apartment. Winston was well known in the Echo Park music and culture scenes. He was a regular doorman at The Echo and a poet who read at venues such as Stories Cafe. Two of the roommates he saved, Wrecks Brixton and B.G. Brixton, are members of the local...

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