Obituary of Duke Ellington

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Duke Ellington

Edward Kennedy Duke Ellington (born April 29, 1899 in Washington D.C, U.S.) was a composer and musician who was best known for being the leader of his eponymous jazz orchestra starting 1923. Duke died on May 24, 1974 and his death was because of lung cancer and pneumonia. He died at age 75.

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Duke Ellington Biography Wiki:

    • Is He Dead or Alive: Dead
    • Full Name: Ellington, Duke
    • Common Name: Duke Ellington
    • Gender: Male
    • Preferred Gender Pronoun: he/him
    • Birthplace: Washington, District of Columbia, United States
    • Birth Date: April 29, 1899
    • Age: 75 (at death)
    • Also Known As: Edward Ellington, Dukie, Sir Duke
    • Occupations:
    • Net Worth: $2.5 million
    • Nationality: American
    • Favorite Food: Domino's Meat Lover's Pizza
    • Favorite Color: Cyan (See all his faves at Hot-Forum)

    Duke's Family Tree

    • Birth Name: Edward Kennedy Ellington
    • Father: James Edward Ellington
    • Mother: Daisy Ellington (née Kennedy)
    • Spouse/Partner:
      • Edna Thompson (married 2 July 1918-1967, her death)
    • Son(s):
      • Mercer Kennedy Ellington (March 11, 1919-February 8, 1996)

Death Notice:

  • Date: May 24 1974 at age 75
  • Place: New York City, New York, United States
  • Cause of Death: Lung cancer (and pneumonia)
  • Funeral Arrangements: Held at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine
  • Interment: Buried at the Woodlawn Cemetery, the Bronx, New York City

Category Tags:

ComposerMusician American Born on April 29th Born in 1899 Born in District of ColumbiaDied in 1974Died at age 75Died from Lung cancer

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