DEAD: ON THIS DATE
Charles Neville (aged 79)
Charles Neville (December 28, 1938 – April 26, 2018) was an American R&B and jazz musician best known as part of The Neville Brothers. Known onstage as “Charlie the horn man”, his saxophone playing helped earn the group a Grammy Award for best pop instrumental performance.
DEATH: He was scheduled to join in “The Neville Family Groove”, a musical celebration of the Nevilles atTipitina’s in November 2017, but was by then hospitalized with pancreatic cancer, from which he died on April 26, 2018 at the age of 79 years old.