Chief Bey

 

 

Age: 90

 

Summary: jazz percussionist, African folklore expert, and teacher who recorded with artists like Art Blakey, Herbie Mann and Harry Belafonte, who performed on Broadway in Raisin and in an international tour of Porgy and Bess with Leontyne Price and Cab Calloway.

 

 

Cause of Death: Stomach cancer

 

Born: April 17, 1913

 

Died: April 8, 2004

 

Location: Brooklyn, New York