Pianist Mulgrew Miller in intensive care following stroke

25 May

Mulgrew-MillerJazz musicians and fans have been sending out their thoughts and prayers via Facebook and Twitter following the news that pianist Mulgrew Miller suffered a serious stroke yesterday. Details are somewhat limited but it is reported that Miller is currently in intensive care.

Miller, who has been called a protege of Oscar Peterson, suffered a stroke back in 2011 and made a full recovery. Musicians such as Terence Blanchard, Geoff Keezer, and Charlie Haden have been sending out well-wishes on Twitter.

12 Responses to “Pianist Mulgrew Miller in intensive care following stroke”

  1. Mark Proulx May 26, 2013 at 8:52 am #

    I am sorry to hear this. Thanks for the update…

  2. MichaelShelton May 27, 2013 at 6:45 am #

    Yeah, thanx for getting this out. Wasn’t even aware of the first one, so this is double the saddening news. The wisdom within us all should focus generous doses of healingvibe upon him to assist in his recovery.

  3. Deborah Reaves, Stonewall May 28, 2013 at 10:10 am #

    My heart is so heavy & sad right now, cant stop the tears from flowin. I grew up with Mulgrew, Im still neighbors with his family. Get well soon Mulgrew. The neighborhood is prayin for you!!!
    Deborah & Easlawn Dr., Miller Ave.!!!

  4. Pearlie Greer Westbrooks May 28, 2013 at 11:48 am #

    I’m so sorry about the loss of Mulgrew. He and his family were our friends and neighbors in Greenwood, MS, many years ago. I recall him as a small boy playing for services at Decell Methodist Church. His outstanding musical talent was evident then. The Miller family will be in my prayers.

  5. henry flautt May 29, 2013 at 12:01 pm #

    Mulgrew Miller was a tribute to the music world, his church and community. I met him at age 15 when he was a musician with a local high school orchestra. When he graduated from high school I helped him get a scholarship to Memphis State (now University of Memphis) From that beginning he soared in the music world which could appreciate his ability. He never forgot his community and performed at a fund raiser for the local Confederate Memorial Building.

    May we all remember this Gentle Giant from Greenwood. His family has my prayers for this loss.

  6. Pam McAtee Metcalf May 29, 2013 at 5:01 pm #

    Mulgrew Miller was my next door neighbor while growing up in Greenwood, Ms his family was my family this is a sad day for the neighborhood Miller St and EastlawnDrive. My prayers and heart is with his family I love them dearly.

    Pamela mcAtee and the whole gang

  7. MichaelShelton May 30, 2013 at 11:26 am #

    With deep sadness…the 2nd one proved to be too much to bare. Mulgrew moved on to the afterlife yesterday. May his soul rest in peace and continue to rock the shop in heaven. Most thankful for his contribution, I will continue to honor his bright light as though he were still with us.

  8. LINDA WINTERS May 30, 2013 at 1:59 pm #

    I appreciate Mulgrew for being a kind Mentor to my son, Jaz Sawyer, I was fortunate to meet Mulgrew and his Music touched so many, My sincere sympathy to the family.
    May Mulgrew rest in Peace.

  9. John A. Birdsong May 31, 2013 at 1:30 pm #

    I had the pleasure of performing with Mulgrew Miller at Delta State University. I will always remember and cherish his wonderful spirit. Mulgrew was wrapped in God’s grace and I will keep his family in my prayers. He has been summoned to heaven to play for the angels.

    Birdsong

  10. Mark December 5, 2013 at 11:50 pm #

    Thanks for the update…

  11. Mark December 19, 2013 at 6:05 am #

    Mulgrew Miller was my next door neighbor while growing up in Greenwood, Ms his family was my family this is a sad day for the neighborhood Miller St and EastlawnDrive. My prayers and heart is with his family I love them dearly.

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