Lee Morgan

Born: 
07/10/1938
City: 
Philadelphia
Region: 
Pennsylvania
Country: 
USA
Died: 
02/19/1972
Years Active: 
1956-1972
Instruments: 
Trumpet

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Edward Lee Morgan was an American hard bop trumpeter.

Morgan was murdered in the early hours of February 19, 1972, at Slugs', a jazz club in New York City's East Village where his band was performing. Following an altercation between sets, Morgan's common-law wife Helen More (a.k.a. Morgan), shot him in the chest onstage, killing him within moments.