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Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi receives honorary degree

Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi has received an honorary degree from Coventry University.

The founder member of the Birmingham heavy metal band said it was "a great honour" to be awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Arts.

He left the ceremony to join up with the band in Helsinki for the start of their latest European tour.

Iommi has battled with cancer over the last two years, receiving treatment for a lymphoma.

  • 19 Nov 2013
  • From the section England
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