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Roy Hargrove

Oct 16, 1969 – Nov 2, 2018 (Age 49)

Obituary

Roy Hargrove was a two-time Grammy-winning jazz trumpeter considered to be one of the premiere jazz trumpeters of his generation. Hargrove played trumpet on recordings for other artists including Common, Erykah Badu, and D'Angelo. He performed with Herbie Hancock and other jazz greats. He died Friday, November 2, 2018, from a heart attack at the age of 49.

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I remember hearing Roy compete at the NAACP ACT-SO competition when he was in high school and have never forgotten him. He had so much swag and accomplishment at his young age. He'll be missed!

I was not aware that I was a jazz enthusiast until I was in my late teens. My brother and I always enjoyed record shopping. I know some remember those. We frequently went to Tower Records on Belden & Clark on Chicagos Northside, (they had a jazz room, are you kidding me!!) We would lose time just hanging out and Roy Hargrove meant a lot to me because he was one of the greats that we had. Im just 1 year younger. I would try to imagine how it was decades ago with all the other greats but...

You have been assigned this mountain to show others it can be moved. The loss of you is immeasurable but so is the music you left behind. Thank you

What a great musician!!! With deepest regards to his family. Thanks for your music to the World!!!

You were a hell of a horn player and had the most beautiful sounds nice

With deepest sympathies, please accept my condolences for your loss of Roy Hargrove. One of his passions was understanding the beauty of music and being a great contributor to the musical scene. It is for this reason he will be sorely missed by many. May the family enjoy the fond memories they shared with Roy and find comfort in the God of tender mercies during this critical time.

~ L. Russ

We thank GOD and his family for sharing Roy with the world. We will celebrate his life and the gifts he Blessed us with.

To Roy Hargrove family I would like to express my condolence on the loss of Roy.. Roy was a great musician and I'm also sure a great person. I love the music he left behind. I especially love the ballards. They reach out and touch my soul. I just became aware of his music a few years ago and he want truly one of the great Trumpeters.

Rest in peace dear Roy. Thank you for the great music.