Prince's Drummer Dies in Florida

One of Prince's drummers has died. 


The Florida based musician was diagnosed with brain tumors in 2016, which dramatically effected the use of his left arm and leg. Last summer he spent a lengthy spell in the Tampa General Hospital’s Rehabilitation Center enrolled in intensive therapy to learn how to walk once again. (People)


His name was John Blackwell Jr. and he was 43 when he died in Tampa. Blackwell played drum for the musician for more than a decade. His wife recently set up a Go Fund Me saying her husband was being tested for tumors in his brain. The fund, which was set up four months ago, had raised about $79,000.

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