The world is mourning the sudden death of iconic jazz trumpeter Wallace Roney.
A press statement from his publicist Lydia Liebman revealed he died from coronavirus complications.
Wallace won a Grammy in 1994 for the album “A Tribute To Miles,” and was nominated for another in 1997.
The statement announcing the death read in part,
“I am saddened to confirm that the iconic trumpeter and jazz legend Wallace Roney passed away due to complications of COVID-19 this morning just before noon.”
“Working with Wallace was and will remain one of the greatest privileges of my life. It was an honor to represent him and to be part of his musical world. I cannot even begin to express how much I will miss him and his music.”
According to CNN, Wallace’s family is considering a memorial service “once this pandemic has passed.”