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Jazz pianist Hank Jones passed away

Hank Jones
London, (ANI): US jazz pianist Hank Jones, who was Marilyn Monroe's accompanist when she sang 'Happy Birthday" to President John F. Kennedy, passed away on May 16 at the age of 91. He is survived by his wife Theodosia, nieces and nephews.

The musician, who was honoured with a lifetime achievement award at the Grammys last year, was singer Ella Fitzgerald's piano player from 1948-53, reports the BBC.

Jones, whose career spanned 70 years, was also named pianist of the year at the Jazz Awards in 2009. He was also awarded with the National Medal of Arts the previous in 2008.

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