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John Blackwell Jr. (Drummer) Age, Wife, Family, Death Cause & More


Bio Real NameJohn Blackwell Jr. ProfessionDrummer Physical Stats & More Height (approx.)in centimeters- 183 cm in meters- 1.83 m in Feet Inches- 5’ 9” Weight (approx.)in Kilograms- 82 kg in Pounds- 181 lbs Eye ColourBlack Hair ColourSalt & Pepper Personal Life Date of Birth9 September 1973, Date of Death4 July 2017 (aged 43) Place of DeathTampa, Florida, USA Death CauseBrain Tumor Age (as in 2016)43 Years Birth PlaceColumbia, South Carolina, USA Zodiac sign/Sun signVirgo NationalityAmerican HometownColumbia, South Carolina, USA SchoolNot Known CollegeBerklee College of Music, Boston, USA Educational QualificationsNot Known DebutDrumming: As Billy Eckstine's drummer (1990) FamilyFather- John Blackwell Sr. (Drummer) Mother- Not Known Brother- Not Known Sister- Not Known ReligionChristianity Ethnicity Not Known HobbiesTraveling Favourite Things Favourite MusiciansPrince, Jeff Sipe, Maurice White, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Gino Vannelli Girls, Affairs and More Sexual OrientationStraight Marital StatusMarried Affairs/GirlfriendsYaritza Wife/SpouseYaritza ChildrenSon- Not Known Daughter- Not Known

Some Lesser Known Facts About John Blackwell Jr.

  1. Does John Blackwell Jr. smoke?: Not Known

  2. Does John Blackwell Jr. drink alcohol?: Not Known

  3. John started playing drums at the tender age of 3 years old.

  4. He initially worked as a drummer for the R&B diva Patti LaBelle.

  5. In 2000, he joined Prince’s band, ‘The New Power Generation’ and worked there for 15 years. 

  1. In 2006, he also toured with Justin Timberlake.

  2. In 2013, he also started working as a freelance drummer.


  1. In 2016, he was diagnosed with ‘brain tumor’ which hugely affected his left arm and leg. Though he spent a long spell in the Tampa General Hospital’s Rehabilitation Center, where he was enrolled in intensive therapy, he lost his life after a year long battle with  ‘brain tumor.’ 

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