The Roots Musician Leonard Hubbard Has Passed –

Leonard Hubbard, the longtime bassist for the group The Roots, has passed. He was 62.

Hub of The Roots Passes Away at 62


After battling cancer for a while, the bassist for The Roots, Leonard Hubbard, has passed away. The bassist had been with The Roots from 1992 until 2007 when he departed to fight myeloma.

The group remembered him on their social media accounts by posting tributes to their fallen brother. According to his wife, Hub was in the process of making new music. 

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