Beloved, Grammy Award-Winning Musician Dies at 49 After Cardiac Arrest

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November 04, 2018Nov 04, 2018

The sad news was revealed over the weekend that legendary jazz musician Roy Hargrove has passed away. The trumpeter was only 49 years old at the time of his death.

According to NPR, Hargrove died from cardiac arrest. He had previously been admitted to the hospital for kidney-related issues.

Hargrove was one of the most beloved musicians in the jazz world. The trumpeter played alongside D’Angelo, Erykah Badu, Common, and Sonny Rollins.

Hargrove won two Grammy Awards throughout his successful career. In 1998 he won Best Latin Jazz Album for “Habana,” and in 2002 he won Best Jazz Instrumental Album for “Directions in Music: Live at Massey Hall.”

The musician’s longtime manager was the one who revealed Hargrove’s death. As soon as the news was revealed, jazz fans around the world began mourning his death. 

Several people took to social media to share their condolences: 

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