Well-known street musician Slewfoot passed away on Monday, April 11, 2011 of unknown causes. Born Mark McLaughlin in 1953, he began playing guitar at the age of 13 and in 1980 he started his career as a New Orleans street musician. Recently Slewfoot played in Woldenberg Park on the banks of the Mississippi River.
Funeral arrangements for McLaughlin are pending. He had numerous health issues: emphysema, hepatitis C and several years ago had quadruple bypass surgery. He was not heard from for several days and it was learned that he passed in his sleep.