CALHOUN COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) - Musician John “Ace” Cannon died at his home in Calhoun County Thursday morning.
Calhoun County Coroner Jerry Fleming says it appears Cannon died of a heart attack while getting up during the night.
Fleming says he was called to Cannon’s home at approximately 8 a.m.
Cannon is considered to be the last of the great rock ‘n’ roll saxophonists.
He was born in Grenada in 1934. He was part of a wave of music in the 1960s and 1970s where music crossed racial and cultural lines.
He was inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Soul Hall of Fame and the Rockabilly Hall of Fame in 2000.
The Mississippi Music Hall of Fame added him in 2007.
In recent years, Cannon made his home in Calhoun City.
Pryor Funeral Home in Calhoun City is in charge of the arrangements.
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