Leonard Hubbard, a member of the Roots for 15 years, dies at 62

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The Philadelphia Inquirer

PHILADELPHIA — Leonard Hubbard, 62, the bass player who toured the world and recorded as a core member of the Philadelphia hip-hop band The Roots for 15 years, died Thursday at Lankenau Hospital. Hubbard’s wife, Stephanie, confirmed her husband’s death. The cause of death was multiple myeloma, a form of blood cancer, which he was first diagnosed with in 2007. He had been in remission until last month, his wife said. Hubbard lived in West Philadelphia. Hubbard first joined The Roots in 1992, when the group was still called the Square Roots. He played on every one of the band’s album, from 1993′…

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