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'We’ll keep the music playing for him': Slippery Noodle owner dies

The historic Indiana blues bar has been in the Yeagy family since 1963.
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Posted at 10:31 AM, Nov 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-19 11:16:40-05

INDIANAPOLIS — Hal Yeagy Jr., the owner of Slippery Noodle Inn, has died at age 63, according to the business's Facebook page. He died of cancer, which he lived with for the last two years of his life.

"The Head Noodle will be missed by all and we hope you join us in celebrating the legacy he leaves behind," Slippery Noodle's Facebook announcement read. "On behalf of the blues community, decades of patrons and staff, his friends and his family we thank Hal for the music and countless memories."

Yeagy's family took ownership of the city's oldest commercial building in 1963. After his father passed, Yeagy took ownership of Slippery Noodle in 1985.

Slippery Noodle is known as Indiana's oldest bar with some of the best live blues performances.

"In his honor, drink a cold Budweiser and consider a donation to any of his favorite charities, the American Cancer Society or the Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired. We’ll keep the music playing for him."