Thomson ReutersJanuary 11, 2013 03:30
* Claude Nobs dies after several weeks in coma
* Festival was founded in 1967
ZURICH, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Claude Nobs, who founded the prestigious Montreux jazz festival, has died after several weeks in a coma following a skiing accident, according to the festival's website.
Swiss-born Nobs, 76, launched the summer festival in 1967 while working at the Swiss resort's tourism office, attracting some of the world's greatest stars, including Miles Davis, Ray Charles and Prince, to perform there.