Ndugu Chancler

Jul 1, 1952 – Feb 3, 2018 (Age 65)


Ndugu Chancler, legendary session drummer who played on Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean," has died at the age of 65, according to multiple news sources. For full coverage and obituary from Legacy.com, click here.

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Atteneded elementary school with him, and hadn't seen him in years, life cones full circle, he toured Japan a number of times over the last several years with a cousin, David T. Walker. If one wants to experience the embodiment of joy that Ndugu lived, go to Youtube and see the numerous live performances of he and David T. together in Japan. It will bring joy to your heart. RIP, giant spirit.

I will love you and your music forever. Sleep peacefully my brother.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Baby Brother!! I Love You and Miss You!! RIH!! Henry N. Chancler, Jr.

Rest in peace, dear Ndugu.

Ndugu was always a gentleman to me when after his performance at Agape Church of Religious Science, he would chat with me about Jazz. He has exited too soon.
Barbara Samuels

Gilda Hagood
Ndugu still lives in my heart. Its not a day that foes by that i think of him.

Ndugu was always there for me in friendship. Ndugu still lives!!

My heart broke with sorry last week when I was informed of the passing of my dear friend, Ndugu. We met many years ago on a flight of mine when I was a flight attendant with Eastern Airlines.This shows you how long we've been friends. To his son: Rashon,I offer you my utmost, and sincerest condolences! Your Dad was 1 of a kind, and I will miss him dearly!

Mrs. Delilah Williams-Rashad
Hempstead, L.I. New York

Rest in Eternity with the Love and Peace of God!

My Brother Ndugu, you always so kind and gracious to me whenever we met. You were a giant among drummers, yet had the meekness and love of God toward others. You will be greatly missed. Your Drum Brother, Stacey Cooper

With deep sympathy as you remember Ndugu.
Remembering the place in your heart that your love one holds will help you in the days ahead. God holds us up to endure. Sharing your sadness.