A troubled West Virginia kid with a stutter grew up to be a generation’s voice of comfort and strength.
The legendary crooner died from heart complications.
The local legend had been hospitalized with COVID-19 symptoms, but coronavirus test results were pending.
He played Major Ematt in two of the latest Stars Wars films.
The musician had revealed his diagnosis on Friday.
Avant-garde composer previously collaborated with Jonny Greenwood and Beth Gibbons.
He died after a battle with cancer.
Former bandmates release statements remembering the recently deceased musician.
McNally wrote over 30 plays, as well as opera librettos and books for award-winning musicals.
Cameroonian artist collaborated with Fela Kuti and Herbie Hancock, and sued Michael Jackson for stealing his lyrics.
He released five full-length albums as part of the experimental rock outfit.
Over the course of five decades, Thompson was a mainstay of the otherworldly jazz ensemble.