The Jazz singer Ellis Marsalis Jr. Is dead. He died as a result of complications from Conoravirus, according to USA today reports.

The New Orleans musician died on April 1st. His son Branford shared the news of his dead Father in a statement. “my dad was a giant of a musician and teacher, but an even greater father. He poured everything he had into making us the best of what we could be” 

His son said his father died peacefully after he was admitted at the hospital on Saturday.

LaToya Cantrell, Mayor of his home town New Orleans called him a Legend ” a Legend, the prototype of what we mean when we talk about New Orleans Jazz”.

He was also a great teacher.

May his soul rest in peace.

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