Kool & the Gang’s Clifford Adams Passes at 62

Kool and the Gang Trombonist Clifford Adams Dies at 62

Kool and the Gang trombonist Clifford Adams passed away Monday. He was 62.

Adams had been suffering from liver cancer for about a year, but didn’t have health insurance to cover the costs of medical care. While hospitalized at Capital Health Regional Medical Center in Trenton, New Jersey, the famed jazz performer’s family and friends held fundraisers to try and pay for a liver transplant. He received help from Jazz Bridge, a nonprofit created to help jazz musicians through hard times.

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