Is Leon Redbone Living or Dead?

Has musician, songwriter, arranger, producer Leon Redbone died? Or is he still alive?

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musician, songwriter, arranger, producer

Leon Redbone is ...

Dead
Born 26 Aug 1949 in Nicosia
Died 30 May 2019 in New Hope
Age69 years, 9 months
Causedementia
Correction?
Leon Redbone
Leon Redbone
Singer Leon Redbone after a set at Knuckleheads Saloon in Kansas City, Missouri

About Leon Redbone

Leon Redbone (born Dickran Gobalian, August 26, 1949 – May 30, 2019) was a singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor specializing in jazz, blues, and Tin Pan Alley classics. Recognized by his Panama hat, dark sunglasses, and black tie, Redbone was born in Cyprus of Armenian ancestry and first appeared on stage in Toronto, Canada, in the early 1970s. He also appeared on film and television in acting and voice-over roles. In concert Redbone often employed comedy and demonstrated his skill in guitar playing. Recurrent gags involved the influence of alcohol and claiming to have written works originating well before he was born – Redbone favored material from the Tin Pan Alley era, circa 1890 to 1910. He sang the theme to the 1980s television series Mr. Belvedere and released eighteen albums.

He is also known as Dickran Gobalian.

Death

Redbone died on May 30, 2019, following complications from dementia. At the time of his death he was living in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, in hospice care. He is survived by his wife Beryl Handler, daughters Blake and Ashley, and three grandchildren.

A statement on Mr. Redbone’s website noted his death with cheeky humor: "It is with heavy hearts we announce that early this morning, May 30th, 2019, Leon Redbone crossed the delta for that beautiful shore at the age of 127." His longtime publicist Jim Della Croce confirmed that his age was, in fact, 69.