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

John Blackwell Jr.

Real NameJohn Blackwell Jr.
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 ColourBlack
Hair ColourSalt & Pepper
Personal Life
Date of Birth9 September 1973,
Date of Death4 July 2017 (aged 43)
Place of DeathTampa, Florida, USA
Death CauseBrain Tumor
Age (as in 2016)43 Years
Birth PlaceColumbia, South Carolina, USA
Zodiac sign/Sun signVirgo
HometownColumbia, South Carolina, USA
SchoolNot Known
CollegeBerklee College of Music, Boston, USA
Educational QualificationsNot Known
DebutDrumming: As Billy Eckstine's drummer (1990)
FamilyFather- John Blackwell Sr. (Drummer)
Mother- Not Known
Brother- Not Known
Sister- Not Known
Ethnicity Not Known
Favourite Things
Favourite MusiciansPrince, Jeff Sipe, Maurice White, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Gino Vannelli
Girls, Affairs and More
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusMarried
ChildrenSon- 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 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