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Jazz star Yusef Lateef dies

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Dec 24, 2013 | 5:37am EST

Jazz musician Yusef Lateef has died at the age of 93. The Grammy-winning star passed away at his home in Shutesbury, Massachusetts on Monday (23Dec13), after a battle with prostate cancer, according to the BBC. Lateef, born William Emanuel Huddleston, was a multi-instrumentalist known for fusing jazz and Eastern music. He also played in bands with Dizzy Gillespie and Charles Mingus. In 1987, he won a Grammy award for best new age performance for his album, Little Symphony. The musician is survived by his wife, Ayesha, and son Yusef.

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