Trombonist J. J. JOHNSON Commits Suicide|
INDIANAPOLIS, IN -- Trombonist J.J. Johnson died at age 77 in his Indianapolis home from a self-inflicted gunshot wound Feb. 4, according to a recent Rolling Stone report.
Johnson began his professional career at age 18, and worked with Benny Carter and Count Basie. He was most noted for his later work with Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis.
Johnson had been suffering with prostate cancer. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn and two sons.
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