Cellist Lynn Harrell has died, according to a statement posted online on April. 28, 2020.
Cellist Lynn Harrell, one of the finest and most prominent American classical musicians of his generation, has died. He was 76 years old.
His death was announced by his wife, violinist Helen Nightengale, on social media. She did not disclose the cause of his death.
We learned of the deceased through the following tribute posted on social media.,
Cause of Death.
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The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the deceased.
Remembering @LynnHarrell (January 30, 1944 – April 27, 2020). All of us at CelloBello mourn his loss and send our deepest condolences to Mr. Harrell’s family and loved ones.https://t.co/DTLyktvfyN pic.twitter.com/iryKy5dZq6
— CelloBello (@cellobellofans) April 29, 2020
The Grammy-winning American cellist Lynn Harrell, one of the finest and most prominent American classical musicians of his generation, has died at the age of 76.https://t.co/BEyfBsP0ou
— NPR (@NPR) April 28, 2020
Julie Goodale.In college, Lynn Harrell came for a recital & masterclass. That sound, that astonishing sound. A classmate played Bach for him. He kept telling her to put her weight into her sound. He looked at her again-she was very slight-& told her to eat more pasta….
The big bear of the cello is gone. Was there ever a more congenial musician? It was never work with Lynn, that smile always letting you know that he was at one with the music and eager to collaborate with you, wherever the turn of phrase went.