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GARCIA'S DEATH PUTS TOUR OF GRATEFUL DEAD ON HOLD

With Jerry Garcia gone, the Grateful Dead has canceled its fall tour.

"It's the only decision we've made. Everything else is still up in the air," the band's publicist, Dennis McNally, said Monday night.Garcia, the Dead's lead guitarist and spiritual leader, died Wednesday at 53 of an apparent heart attack at a drug rehab center. He had battled a heroin addiction for years.

Before his death, concerts had been scheduled from Sept. 23 to Oct. 22 in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Toronto and two cities in California. Refunds were planned.

Whether there can be a Grateful Dead without Garcia remains to be seen.

"We appreciate that Deadheads and the public have many questions, but we ask for their patience," McNally said.