Roy Hargrove

Oct 16, 1969 – Nov 2, 2018 (Age 49)


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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My condolences to Roy Hargroves family and loved ones. May his music forever be in your hearts. May God bring you comfort in the days ahead. 2 Thessalonians 2:16,17

I remember Roy form Oliver Wendell Holmes Middle school in Dallas TX. He was in the band and I was in the choir. I was always so nervous to be in front of a audience. But, Roy who was oh so confident. Would always say. Dont be scared. You can do it . I will always remember his positive energy. I will especially remember the last conversation we had. He asked me what high school I was going to. I told him I was not sure. He said he was going to Arts Magnet high. He also said when he graduated...

Thank you for all the great music your work here is done take your rest!

God has taken another one of our greatest soundmen of my generation. He's in soul heaven with Johnny Taylor, Grover Washington Jr., Art Porter, ZZ Hill, Prince, Luther Van Dross, Chris Isley, and many I failed to mention. Always will love you and your music. Thanks for representing Dallas, Tx.


God Bless the family and close friends. Restful Journey my Brother.

God bless you and your family. I will forever be thankful I saw you three times, once on the Playboy Jazz Cruise. I will forever be thankful I was able to express my love, take a photo with you and tell you I was concerned about your health. Prayed for you, bro. Never thought you'd leave so soon. I am thankful for the music, which will last forever. You were gifted beyond measure and gave so many of us great joy. Thank you!

He was a talented musician....