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Erykah Badu, D'Angelo, Thundercat & Flea Among Those Mourning Trumpeter Roy Hargrove

Jazz trumpeter Roy Hargrove — who has labored with everybody from Common to Erykah Badu — handed away on Friday (November 2). Longtime supervisor Larry Clothier confirmed the information to NPR.

The Grammy Award-winning musician suffered a deadly coronary heart assault in New York City on Friday evening. Over the course of his profession, Hargrove contributed to a number of notable albums, together with Badu’s Mama’s Gun and Common’s Like Water For Chocolate. 

Hargrove struggled with substance abuse all through his life. In 2014, he pleaded responsible to cocaine possession in Manhattan prison court docket and was sentenced to 2 days of group service.Those near Hargrove say he had lately began down the highway of restoration.

“Whatever it was for lots of years, it was radically, drastically curtailed over the past yr or two,” Clothier stated. “He was taking part in nice; he actually had himself again collectively. This final run we did in Europe, it was nearly as good as I heard him play within the final 10 years.”

Hargrove’s buddies, admirers and fellow musicians have come out in droves to mourn his passing.

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