From Chuck's son Mathew: I'm in Room 316, Northaven, Seattle. It's where my Dad died this morning, 3 days after his 81st birthday. We were keeping a vigil ever since he returned from the hospital, after he decided to end treatment and go on hospice. He was still talking on his birthday, and asked for a couple of tacos and Mexican beer lol. The next day he could barely speak and yesterday he had his eyes closed and not moving all day. We have a wonderful family and have all supported him and eachother through this. He lived a great, fulfilling life and was a good father to us. R.I.P, Chuck Metcalf! I love you! I met Chuck when he was in Charleston SC performing at Spoleto with Dexter Gordon. He was a mentor, friend and longtime bandmate of my friend, Dan Greenblatt.