The Guardian reports that legendary trumpeter Donald Byrd has died, according to the nephew of Byrd.
According to the article, the nephew says that he died on Monday in Delaware, where Byrd lived. Here is more from the article:
The influential jazz trumpeter Donald Byrd died on Monday at the age of 80, his nephew has said.
Alex Bugnon, a jazz pianist, reported his uncle’s death on Thursday, though it has yet to be confirmed.
Bugnon wrote on his own Facebook page: “Donald passed away Monday in Delaware, where he lived. His funeral will be held in Detroit sometime next week. I have no more patience for this unnecessary shroud of secrecy placed over his death by certain members of his immediate family.”