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Who was Leonard Hubbard and what was his cause of death? The Roots Bassist “Hub” dead at 62


Who was Leonard Hubbard and what was his cause of death? The Roots Bassist “Hub” dead at 62: Leonard Hubbard has passed away on 16th December, the bass guitarist for The Roots has died at Lankenau Hospital, he has died at the age of 62. In an interview with ABC 6 of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Hubbard’s wife stated that it happened pretty quickly and he did not have to suffer much. The Roots also posted a tribute in memory of their bandmate and sent their condolences to his friends and family members. Follow More Update On GetIndiaNews.com

Leonard Hubbard

Leonard Hubbard Death Cause

The artist has died because of multiple myeloma, he was having a long and arduous battle with cancer since the year 2007 and left the band the same year after he was diagnosed with the disease, it has been stated in the reports that Leonard Hubbard has died a few hours after being admitted to the hospital.

Who was Leonard Hubbard?

He was born in the year 1959, he was mostly known as the bass guitarist in the year 1992 and was part of all of their records, Hubbard was a popular man among the country, he was known for having a chew stick in his mouth every time, he attended settlement Music School in Philadelphia and studied classical upright bass at Carnegie Mellon Univesity in Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania.


He performed for the last time with The Roots in the month of August in the year 2007 and he later departed the band as he got diagnosed with cancer, he reunited with the band at The Roots Picnic for a performance in the year 2008, Leonard Hubbard was also the recipient of a Grammy Award in the year 200 in the best rap performance category by a duo group with You Got Me.

How did Leonard Hubbard die?

He had sued his bandmates in the year 2016, claiming they did not compensate him for a deal which was made by him with the co-owner of The Roots before he departed the band, his wife mentioned that the suit is not settled as of this point in time, he has also composed the score for the 2002 Indie film face and also for the documentary Los 3 chacales y la carroña.


There are tributes all over the internet for the legend of the music scene, our thoughts and prayers are with the friends and family of the deceased, he is always going to be missed, it is our humble advice to the users, not to disturb the family of the deceased, it is better to provide them with personal in order to give them time to settle and to gather their thoughts.

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Charitarth Ahlawat
Charitarth covers politics, crime, and entertainment stories throughout the state of West Bengal and North-East India. As a tri-lingual correspondent, he caters to Get India News.


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