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Amazing drummer loses fight with brain tumor

John Blackwell, R&B, funk and jazz drummer who started his adventure with drums at the age of 3, has passed away today. He played with such great names as PrinceJustin TimberlakePatti LaBelle or William “Bootsy” Collins.

John Blackwell Dixon

Photo by Miguel Monroy

Blackwell was diagnosed with brain tumors in 2016, he also lost the use of his left arm and leg. The sad news were posted by his wife on his social media accounts. We are sending our condolences to John’s family members and friends. Rest in Peace!

Source of information: https://www.instagram.com/johnblackwelljr/