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Legendary Jazz Musician, Ellis Marsalis Jr, Dies From Coronavirus Complications

Thursday 2 April 2020

Legendary jazz musician, Ellis Marsalis Jr has died.

According to CNN, Marsalis died from complications of coronavirus. He was 85. Marsalis, a pianist, and educator died on Wednesday, April 1.

His son Branford Marsalis told the New York Times that he died from complications of COVID-19.

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New Orleans Mayor LaToya Campbell and Jazz at Lincoln Center, announced his death on Twitter.

“Ellis Marsalis was a legend. He was the prototype of what we mean when we talk about New Orleans jazz,” New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell said in a statement Wednesday night. “He was a teacher, a father, and an icon — and words aren’t sufficient to describe the art, the joy and the wonder he showed the world”

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