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Famed Jazz Trumpeter Donald Byrd Dies at 80

Donald Byrd | Photo Credits: Rick Diamond/WireImage

Donald Byrd, one of the most well-known jazz trumpeters of the 1950s, died Feb. 4 at a hospital in Delaware, The Washington Post reports. He was 80.

A spokeswoman for Haley Funeral Directors in Southfield, Mich., confirmed the death, but no cause was given. Reports of Byrd’s death had been circulating on the Internet for the last week. Alex Bugnon, a…

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