How Did Duke Ellington Die?

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Duke Ellington died from cancer at the age of 75 on May 24, 1974.
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Duke Ellington died on May 24, 1974 from lung cancer and pneumonia complications. He was described as a greatest musician and composer of the 20th century. As a composer, he wrote many songs and was a prominent figure in the history of Jazz.
Edward Kennedy 'Duke' Ellington was one of the world's most noted jazz artists and was considered a musical genius. Duke passed away after a very brief bout with cancer in 1974 at the age of 75.
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Edward Kennedy Ellington knows as Duke Ellington was born in Washington DC in 1899 and died at the age of 85 in New York City, New York on May 24, 1974.
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He died of lung cancer and pneumonia on May 24, 1974, a month after his 75th birthday
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May 24, 1974 (age 75) in New York City, New York, USA
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