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Charles Mingus's Sound of Love

Richard Williams, Melody Maker, 20 January 1979

Charles Mingus died in Mexico on January 5, of amytrophic lateral sclerosis, a condition also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. He had been in Mexico for treatment and, after cremation, his ashes were flown to India. There, following a private Hindu ceremony they were scattered on the River Ganges by his widow, Sue Graham Ungaro Mingus.

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