Theodore Fats Navarro

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Birthday
24, 1923
Birthplace
Florida
Death Date
Jul 7, 1950 (26)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
24, 1923
Birthplace
Florida
Death Date
Jul 7, 1950 (26)

About

Bebop jazz pioneer, trumpeter, and improvisational influence on Clifford Brown.

Before Fame

He started playing trumpet when he was thirteen years old before going on to tour with many different bands across the United States.

Trivia

He passed away at a very young age because of his heroin addiction, a tuberculosis diagnosis, and from being overweight.

Family Life

He was married to Rena Clark and they had begun raising a daughter named Linda before his untimely death.

Associated With

Navarro's last performance was at Birdland with Charlie Parker, less than a week before Navarro's death.