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RIP Roy Hargrove

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by FatStringer52, Nov 4, 2018.

  1. Grammy award winning Jazz musician Roy Hargrove, age 49, passed away on November 2nd from cardiac arrest. His band was The RH Factor. His contributions to the world of Jazz will truly be missed.
  2. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    I love the RH Factor stuff!
    Fly on Roy.........
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  3. nbsipics

    nbsipics Very Unorthodox Behavior Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 8, 2016
    He plays on some of my favorite albums. Some sad news. One of the best. RIP Roy.
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  4. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999

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  5. BassAndReeds


    Oct 7, 2016
    Wow. That’s a shame.
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  6. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    Sorry...soapbox time-
    4 years ago, I was a walking tome bomb.
    Run upstairs? A little dizzy + slight burning in the chest. I was a gym rat, so I just thought it's age, etc.
    Went on for a few months. Finally did a Stress Test & then a Cardiac Cath-
    Clogged. Big time.

    Granted, some of us will gave no symptoms.
    Anyway, listen to your body. There may be things you shouldn't ignore.
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  7. MrLenny1


    Jan 17, 2009
    RIP Roy. 49 is awfully young to pass.
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  8. What a shame, and a great loss.
    He was considered by many to be the successor to Miles Davis',as the best.
    I loved his playing.
    RIP Roy Hargrove.
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  9. WOW!!!!

    I loved him on the Hancock/Michael Brecker/John Patitituci .... "New Directions in Music"
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  10. We should also be mindful of Duck Dunn and John Entwistle that cocaine is russian roullette for older hearts.

    Herb Abrams 1996 42 Wrestling promoter Cocaine Drug-induced heart attack
    Billy Mays 2009 50 Salesperson Cocaine Cocaine use was listed as a contributory cause of death
    John Entwistle 2002 57 Musician Cocaine Drug-induced heart attack
    Bobby Hatfield 2003 63 Musician Cocaine Drug-induced heart attack
    James Honeyman-Scott 1982 25 Musician Cocaine Drug-induced heart attack
    Harold Hunter 2006 31 Skateboarder, actor Cocaine Drug-induced heart attack
    Don Rogers 1986 23 American football player Cocaine Drug-induced heart attack
    Rod Scurry 1992 36 Baseball pitcher Cocaine Drug-induced heart attack
    Dave Waymer 1993 34 American football player Cocaine Drug-induced heart attack
    Gerry Ryan 2010 53 Radio personality Cocaine Heart attack was suspected to be triggered by cocaine
    Whitney Houston 2012 48 Singer, actress Cocaine Houston drowned, with heart disease and cocaine listed as contributing factors
    Ike Turner 2007 76 Musician, producer Cocaine Hypertensive cardiovascular disease and emphysema were contributing factors
    Bam Bam Bigelow 2007 45 Wrestler Cocaine Other unspecified drugs were involved
    Ted Demme 2002 38 Director Cocaine Suspected drug-induced heart attack
    Abraham Ángel 1924 19 Artist Cocaine
    Len Bias 1986 22 Basketball player Cocaine
    Natasha Collins 2008 31 Actress Cocaine
    David Croudip 1988 30 American football player Cocaine
    Kevin DuBrow 2007 52 Singer Cocaine
    Brenda Fassie 2004 39 Singer Cocaine
    Curt Hennig 2003 44 Wrestler Cocaine
    Shannon Hoon 1995 28 Musician Cocaine
    Chris Mainwaring 2007 41 Australian football player Cocaine
    Marco Pantani 2004 34 Cyclist Cocaine
    Darrell Porter 2002 50 Baseball catcher Cocaine
    Amber Rayne 2016 31 Pornographic actress Cocaine
    David Ruffin 1991 50 Musician Cocaine
    Georg Trakl 1914 27 Poet Cocaine
    Michael VerMeulen 1995 38 Magazine editor Cocaine
    Jacques d'Adelswärd-Fersen 1923 43 Writer Cocaine and alcohol
    Tommy Hanson 2015 29 Baseball pitcher Cocaine and alcohol
    Jay Reatard 2010 29 Musician Cocaine and alcohol
  11. Turbo Sparky

    Turbo Sparky Supporting Member

    May 14, 2018
    South Eastern U.S.
    49??? Sheesh, that dude was WAAAAAYYYY too young. Not familiar with his group, but wow. Warmest regards to his friends and family.
    ...way too young. wow.
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  12. Acoop


    Feb 21, 2012
    IamGroot, ... I haven't heard drugs were involved. ... Do you have inside knowledge or just guessing that musician=cocaine? ...

    "According to longtime manager Larry Clothier, Hargrove’s cause of death was cardiac arrest. NPR reports that Hargrove had recently been admitted to the hospital “for reasons related to kidney function” and he was on dialysis for a number of years."

    Looks like yours was just a guess. ...
  13. Amano


    May 5, 2015
    Planet earth
    “We should also be mindful of Duck Dunn and John Entwistle that cocaine is russian roullette for older hearts”.

    Probably this. People be aware of the risk.

    What a huge loss. Beautiful warm sound. One of the view new legends in the tradition of jazz. Damn.
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  14. Carl Hillman

    Carl Hillman

    Jan 1, 2010
    He got popped for possession in 2014.
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  15. RIP Mr. Hargrove.

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  16. There has been no official statement connecting Hargrove's death to cocaine. My apologies if that was inferred.

    My point was....as you get older, cocaine can take you out with a heart attack like it did the list of celebrities I posted. No one is immune. Addressed to the older set here where the poster I responded to talked about latent heart trouble issues.. Read more here. What Does Cocaine Do to the Heart?

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  17. BTW, toxicology reports usually don't come back in until 4 to 6 weeks (or longer) after the autopsy and then a request to the court may need to be made and approved to release those results publicly.

    As an example, Tom Petty passed Oct 2nd,207 and the Coroners results were released Jan 18, 2018.

    If survivors want to keep the records sealed, that may happen providing nobody (insurers, concert promoters, press) wants to contest it...which will be unlikely.
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  18. markjazzbassist

    markjazzbassist Supporting Member

    Apr 19, 2005
    Cleveland, OH
    Awful news I love his RH factor stuff and the now classic jam song “strausborg st denis”. Really loved all the stuff he did with d Angelo and Badu and the like.

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  19. Mark_70


    Dec 31, 2013
    Oh man..

    Listen to "Ballad for the Children" from his "Habana" album. Beautiful tune..!
    Playing it now, after I read the news. Very sad..

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  20. Nightman

    Nightman If it ain't low, it's got to go! Supporting Member

    Jun 3, 2013
    Atlanta, GA
    RIP, Roy!!
    Life is short and you only go around once. Every day is precious gift and should be treated as such and lived to the fullest. Now, get to those basses and JAM!!
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