Jazz trumpeter and composer Wallace Roney died on Tuesday (March 31) due to complications from the coronavirus. He was 59 years old.
According to NPR, Roney was admitted to St. Joseph's University Medical Center in Paterson, New Jersey, last Wednesday.
The Philadelphia-born musician's illustrious decades-long career began when he was just 12 years old, when he became part of the classical quintet, Philadelphia Brass. He later joined the Jazz Messengers and recorded a number of albums with Tony Williams for Blue Note throughout the 1980s and 90s.