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(CNN) — Art Neville, a New Orleans music icon and founding member of the Neville Brothers and The Meters, died on Monday, according to a statement released by his longtime manager, Kent Sorrell. He was 81.
No cause of death was provided.
The article goes on to state the following:
Neville won multiple Grammy Awards, including the organization’s Lifetime Achievement Award, over the course of his more than 50-year career.
NOLA further reports:
“It was peaceful,” said Kent Sorrell, Neville’s longtime manager. “He passed away at home with his adoring wife Lorraine by his side. He toured the world how many times, but he always came home to Valence Street.”
Arthur Lanon Neville was born on Dec. 17, 1937, the same day as New Orleans piano legend James Booker. As a boy, he lived in the Calliope housing development and Uptown on Valence Street. He was drawn to the Orioles, the Drifters and other doo-wop groups, as well as the piano-driven music of Professor Longhair and Fats Domino.
New Orleans music icon Art Neville has died at age 81. He was an essential part of the Neville Brothers and a founding member of the groundbreaking funk band The Meters. https://t.co/gmlp96Mu5a
— AP South U.S. Region (@APSouthRegion) July 22, 2019
Sad news today:
New Orleans legend Art Neville, founder of the Meters and Neville Brothers, has died at 81.
— NOLA.com (@NOLAnews) July 22, 2019
New Orleans has lost another legend….https://t.co/rVumYKThXu
— Keith Spera (@KeithSpera) July 22, 2019
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