John Blackwell Jr. (Drummer) Age, Wife, Family, Death Cause & More

Real Name John Blackwell Jr.
Profession Drummer
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.) in centimeters- 183 cm
in meters- 1.83 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 9”
Weight (approx.) in Kilograms- 82 kg
in Pounds- 181 lbs
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Salt & Pepper
Personal Life
Date of Birth 9 September 1973,
Date of Death 4 July 2017 (aged 43)
Place of Death Tampa, Florida, USA
Death Cause Brain Tumor
Age (as in 2016) 43 Years
Birth Place Columbia, South Carolina, USA
Zodiac sign/Sun sign Virgo
Nationality American
Hometown Columbia, South Carolina, USA
School Not Known
College Berklee College of Music, Boston, USA
Educational Qualifications Not Known
Debut Drumming: As Billy Eckstine’s drummer (1990)
Family Father– John Blackwell Sr. (Drummer)
Mother– Not Known
Brother– Not Known
Sister– Not Known
Religion Christianity
Ethnicity Not Known
Hobbies Traveling
Favourite Things
Favourite Musicians Prince, Jeff Sipe, Maurice White, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Gino Vannelli
Girls, Affairs and More
Sexual Orientation Straight
Marital Status Married
Affairs/Girlfriends Yaritza
Wife/Spouse Yaritza
Children Son– Not Known
Daughter– Not Known

Some Lesser Known Facts About John Blackwell Jr.

  • Does John Blackwell Jr. smoke?: Not Known
  • Does John Blackwell Jr. drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • John started playing drums at the tender age of 3 years old.
  • He initially worked as a drummer for the R&B diva Patti LaBelle.
  • In 2000, he joined Prince’s band, ‘The New Power Generation’ and worked there for 15 years. John Blackwell Jr. with Prince
  • In 2006, he also toured with Justin Timberlake.
  • In 2013, he also started working as a freelance drummer.
  • In 2016, he was diagnosed with ‘brain tumor’ which hugely affected his left arm and leg. Though he spent a long spell in the Tampa General Hospital’s Rehabilitation Center, where he was enrolled in intensive therapy, he lost his life after a year long battle with  ‘brain tumor.’ John Blackwell Jr. in hospital


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