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Travis “Trumpet Black” Hill Passes Away in Japan

Update: We are deeply saddened to report that Travis Hill passed away at approximately 2:15 p.m. local time. Arrangements will be announced as they become known.

Up-and-coming New Orleans musician Travis “Trumpet Black” Hill was rushed to a Tokyo hospital yesterday because of a rapidly-progressing infection. He is currently in critical condition.

He contracted the infection during a minor procedure he underwent in New Orleans on Wednesday before embarking on tour in Japan.

The tour has been cancelled, along with subsequent summer tours that were to have taken place throughout Australia, Europe, and the U.S.