Roy Hargrove, Legendary Jazz Trumpeter, Dies at 49

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The trumpeter was discovered as a high school student by Wynton Marsalis and recorded with the likes of Erykah Badu, D'Angelo and Common.

Grammy-winning jazz trumpeter Roy Hargrove reportedly died Friday in New York City of cardiac arrest, according to manager Larry Clothier. He was 49.

The trumpeter, who recorded with the likes of Erykah Badu, D'Angelo and Common, had recently been hospitalized with kidney problems.

Hargrove was discovered as a high school student by Wynton Marsalis and went on to perform alongside jazz titans like Herbie Hancock, Sonny Rollins and Oscar Peterson. In 1998, he took home a Grammy for best Latin jazz performance for his work on Habana, and in 2003, he won the award for best jazz instrumental album for Directions in Music.

The Texas native had been slated to perform Saturday at the TD James Moody Jazz Festival in Newark, N.J.

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