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Donald Byrd Dead: Legendary Jazz Musician Dies at 80

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After rumors began circulating earlier this week, it has finally been confirmed that legendary jazz musician Donald Byrd has died.

According to a family member, the trumpet player and bandleader, born Donaldson Toussaint L’Ouverture Byrd II, died Monday,Feb 4., at the age of 80. His cause of death has not yet been disclosed.

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