Award-winning Ghanaian percussionist Obo Addy, a longtime member of the Portland music community, has died. He was 76 years old.
As Willamette Week reported this week, Addy, who moved to Portland in 1976 and established the non-profit Obo Addy Legacy Project, was in the final throes of a long battle with liver cancer. He passed away today at 4 pm surrounded by family and friends.
A public memorial is currently being planned. His family is encouraging fans to leave remembrances online at CaringBridge. Donations for costs related to Addy's illness and funeral expenses can be made here.