Legendary jazz muscian Henry Grimes has now passed away at the age of 84 after contracting the lethal Coronavirus. As The New York Post reports:
Henry Grimes, the multi-instrumentalist whose career in jazz music spanned more than 60 years, has died of complications related to the coronavirus. He was 84.
His wife Margaret Davis Grimes confirmed the news to the Jazz Foundation of America, WBGO reports.
In the 1950s, the bassist performed alongside jazz greats including Sonny Rollins, Don Cherry, Billy Higgins and Cecil Taylor. Through the ’60s, he dabbled in the avant garde, performing with the late McCoy Tyner, Albert Ayler and others.
The late ’60s also brought financial turmoil for Grimes, who would have to pawn his double bass for cash, Pitchfork reports.
Grimes’ death is just the latest in a sting of high profile passings linked to the Coronavirus.