Wallace Roney, Jazz Trumpet Player, Dies at 59

American jazz trumpeter Wallace Roney makes a guest appearance with the Ron Carter Foursight Quartet at the Blue Note Jazz Festival concert 'The Legends Honor McCoy--McCoy Tyner, Ron Carter, Roy Haynes' at Central Park SummerStage, New York, New York, August 4, 2016. (Photo by Jack Vartoogian/Getty Images)

Wallace Roney, a renowned jazz trumpeter, has died at the age of 59 in New Jersey, according to NPR. His death was due to complications from COVID-19.

According to Roney’s fiance’ who spoke with NPR, Roney was admitted to St. Joseph’s University Medical Center in Paterson, New Jersey last Wednesday. He died just before noon on March 31.

Roney’s career spanned four decades and won a Grammy in 1995 for his work on A Tribute to Miles. Roney also performed and worked with Miles Davis in the 1980s.

Roney released 20 albums throughout the course of his career, including Blue Dawn-Blue Nights last year.

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