Roy Hargrove, Jazz Trumpeter, Dead at 49

Roy Anthony Hargrove, American jazz trumpeter, has died at age 49 on Friday, November 2.

“Heartbroken, but the rumor is true: the brilliant trumpeter Roy Hargrove died this morning, at 49.” jazz journalist Nate Chinen said in a statement. ” We have confirmed with his longtime manager. I’m working on a full obituary. #RIP “.

The deceased was born on October 16, 1969, in Waco, Texas to Roy Allan Hargrove and Jacklyn Hargrove. He rose to fame after winning two Grammy Awards for differing types of music, in 1997 and in 2002. 

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