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Lee Dorman Of 'Iron Butterfly' Dies At Age 70

LAGUNA NIGUEL ( — A bassist for the 1960s-era psychedelic rock band Iron Butterfly has died at the age of 70.

The Orange County Sheriff's Department says Lee Dorman was found dead in a car in his hometown of Laguna Niguel.

Mike Landa, reporting for KNX 1070, says Dorman may have been on his way to a doctor's appointment.


According to authorities, no autopsy is planned on Dorman and no foul play is suspected. He is believed to have died of natural causes.

Iron Butterfly created a sensation in 1968 with a 17-minute-long opus called "In-A-Godda-Da-Vida."

A shorter rendition of the song reached number 30 on Billboard's music charts.

The band toured with the song in the late 1960s before breaking up.

No services have been announced.

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