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As the most reliable and balanced news aggregation service on the internet, DML News App offers the following information published by NOLA.COM:

Ellis Marsalis Jr., the jazz pianist, teacher and patriarch of one of New Orleans’ great musical families has died.

The 85-year-old jazz piano legend was hospitalized with symptoms of COVID-19. He had been tested for coronavirus and results were pending.

The article goes on to state the following:

Mayor LaToya Cantrell issued a statement Wednesday night on his passing.

“Ellis Marsalis was a legend,” Cantrell said. “He was the prototype of what we mean when we talk about New Orleans jazz. The love and the prayers of all of our people go out to his family, and to all of those whose lives he touched. He was a teacher, a father, and an icon …”

“New Orleans mayor says jazz patriarch Ellis Marsalis Jr. dead at 85; pianist, father of musician sons Wynton, Branford.” — FOX Baltimore.

“Ellis Marsalis Jr., the jazz pianist, teacher and patriarch of one of New Orleans’ great musical families has died. He was 85 years old.” — Janelle Fiona Griffith

” ‘Ellis Marsalis Jr. is the literal and figurative patriarch of New Orleans’ modern jazz community.’ What an impactful life.” — Kat Stafford

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