Mississippi bluesman Little Milton Campbell has died in a Memphis hospital from complications of a stroke, his publicist Carrie Newton confirms.
Newton said Campbell, 71, died Thursday about 8:50 a.m. Newton said no other details were being released immediately.
Campbell suffered a stroke July 27.
The Inverness native had been scheduled to perform Aug. 11 at Clarksdale’s Ground Zero Blues Club for the blues documentary “Native Sons,” but that performance was canceled.
Campbell’s last appearance in Jackson was at The Allman Brothers Band concert in May.
His hit record “We’re Gonna Make It” and his 1978 vintage black jacket were on display in Clarksdale last year as part of a “Sweet Home Chicago” exhibit at the Delta Blues Museum.
Funeral services were pending. Campbell is survived by his wife, Patricia, and several children.
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