Obituary of Lionel Hampton

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Lionel Hampton

Lionel Leo Hampton (born April 20, 1908 in Louisville, Kentucky) was a musician and composer who was best known for introducing the vibraphone to jazz and for writing more than 200 songs throughout his career. Lionel died on August 31, 2002 and his death was because of congestive heart failure. He eventually passed away at age 94.

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Lionel Hampton Biography Wiki:

    • Is He Dead or Alive: Dead
    • Full Name: Hampton, Lionel
    • Common Name: Lionel Hampton
    • Gender: Male
    • Preferred Gender Pronoun: he/him
    • Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States
    • Birth Date: April 20, 1908
    • Age: 94 (at death)
    • Occupations:
    • Genre: Jazz Music
    • Active Years: 1927-2002
    • Religion: Judaism
    • Net Worth: $1 to $5 million
    • Nationality: American
    • Favorite Food: Newman's Own Dressing
    • Favorite Color: Chartreuse (See all his faves at Hot-Forum)

    Lionel's Family Tree

    • Birth Name: Lionel Leo Hampton
    • Father: Charles Edward Hampton
    • Mother: Gertrudde Morgen-Hampton
    • Spouse/Partner:
      • Gladys Neal Riddle (married 1936-divorced 1971)

Death Notice:

  • Date: August 31 2002 at age 94
  • Place: New York City, New York, United States
  • Cause of Death: Congestive heart failure
  • Funeral Arrangements: Held on September 7, 2002
  • Interment: Buried at Woodlawn Cemetery in Bronx, New York

Category Tags:

MusicianComposer Jazz Music Genre American Born on April 20th Born in 1908 Born in Kentucky Died in 2002 Died at age 94 Died from Congestive heart failure

Quotable Quotes:

"Lionel Hampton was a truly unique and giftedmusician. He will be deeply missed and his music will be remembered for eternity. (V)"

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Wiki Page Updated: 2023-06-11 16:43:04
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