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Everett "Vic" Firth, founder of leading drumstick manufacturing company Vic Firth Company, has died, according to a statement on the company's Facebook page on Monday (July 27). He was 85.
Firth founded his company in 1963 after performing with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Vic Firth Company soon became the leading drumstick manufacturer in the world, and in 2012 that it produces about 12 million drumsticks every year.