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Rock Hall to honor Cleveland's late 'Sax Man' during Indians home opener

Maurice Reedus, Jr., died last April.

CLEVELAND — Opening Day in Cleveland won't be the same without him.

Maurice Reedus, Jr., commonly known as Cleveland's "Sax Man", passed away last April at the age of 65.

Reedus was a downtown icon, commonly found playing the Spiderman theme song on his saxophone in the Gateway District after sporting events. 

On Monday, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame will pay tribute to Reedus during the Cleveland Indians home opener against the Chicago White Sox.

The Rock Hall's Rock Boxes, the colorful speakers scattered throughout downtown Cleveland, will play Reedus' rendition of "Take Me out to the Ballgame" every hour on the hour from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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Reedus was a flamboyant character, often dressed from head-to-toe in red, his favorite color. His father was a Grammy Award-winning saxophone player, while Reedus himself played in a Motown band called Sly, Slick and Wicked in the 1970s. 

His family told WKYC after his passing last year that he loved being downtown, even when he was sick. 

Reedus was also the subject of a documentary, called "The Sax Man," which debuted at the Cleveland International Film Festival in 2014. 

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