Report: Kenny Rankin Passes
June 8, 2009 at 4:52 PM (PT)
It has now been confirmed that KENNY RANKIN has died of lung cancer at the age of 67. A post on the EJAZZNEWS website reports that Jazz singer/songwriter/guitarist KENNY RANKIN passed away on SUNDAY morning, JUNE 7th. Earlier, a posting on RANKIN's website message board and confirmed by multiple posters claiming to be friends of RANKIN's family, as well as his management company, notes that he was diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer a few weeks ago.
MACK AVENUE RECORDS spokesman DON LUCOFF told the AP that RANKIN died SUNDAY at CEDARS-SINAI MEDICAL CENTER. Funeral arrangements are pending.