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Singer Paul Simon Arrested on Domestic Violence Charge: Cops

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Singer Paul Simon has been arrested in New Canaan, Connecticut, on a domestic violence charge, according to police.

New Canaan police planned to hold a news briefing at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, but said that will not happen and a news release will be issued.

The 72-year-old Grammy-award winning singer lives in New Canaan.

Simon is married to folk singer Edie Brickell. They were married in 1992 and have three children together.

Staff at Simon's music company had no comment.

Brickell, 48, is widely known for 1988's "Shooting Rubberbands at the Stars," the debut album by Edie Brickell & New Bohemians, which went to No. 4 on the Billboard 200 chart and featured the hit song "What I Am."

One of the most well-known musicians of his generation, Simon has won 12 Grammys. "Bridge Over Troubled Water", "Still Crazy After All These Years" and "Graceland" were all awarded albums of the year.

In 2003 he was given a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award for his work as half of the duo Simon and Garfunkel. He is a member of The Songwriters Hall of Fame, and is in the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Simon and Garfunkel and as a solo artist.

No additional information has been released on the arrest. More information will be posted once it becomes available.

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