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.

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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.”

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“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.”

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