5 Black musicians who died while performing

Francis Akhalbey August 22, 2018

Lee Morgan — Photo via allaboutjazz.com

Lee Morgan

Lee Morgan was a very popular African-American jazz trumpeter during his time. Just like Johnny Ace, he was taking a break from a performance at Slugs’ Saloon, a jazz club in New York City when his common-law wife, Helen Moore shot him after an argument.

He died of his wounds before an ambulance arrived.

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