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Bill Lee, Bassist and Composer Spike Lee’s Dies, Dies at 94
By Robert D. McFadden
May 24, 2023Updated 12:28 p.m. ET
Bill Lee, a jazz bassist and composer who scored the early films of his son Spike Lee, wrote folk-jazz operas, led an acclaimed ensemble of bassists and was a prolific sideman for Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin and others, died on Wednesday morning at his home in Brooklyn. He was 94.
Spike Lee confirmed the death.