11.04.2018

Roy Hargrove, Grammy-Winning Jazz Trumpeter, Dies At 49

Roy Hargrove, Grammy-Winning Jazz Trumpeter, Dies At 49 Matthew Eisman/Getty Images

Roy Hargrove, an incisive trumpeter who embodied the brightest promise of his jazz generation, both as a young steward of the bebop tradition and a savvy bridge to hip-hop and R&B, died on Friday night in New York City. He was 49.

The cause was cardiac arrest, according to his longtime manager, Larry Clothier. Hargrove had been admitted to the hospital for reasons related to kidney function.

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