What caused James Mutum’s death?


James Muttum, known for his work in a number of genres, was a famous percussionist.

He died on Sunday, January 9, 2022 at the age of 76.

James Mtum died at the age of 76 years

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James Mtum died at the age of 76 years

What caused James Mutum’s death?

No cause of his death has been determined since James Mutum died on Sunday.

“A lot of people didn’t realize that Mtume was political and intelligent in so many different fields,” said Fathin Muhammad, the host and executive producer of the WBLS radio program Open Line for the Daily News.

“I felt like the air came out of the room. Mtume is a special person.”

Born in 1946, Mtume was best known for the 1983 hit Juicy Fruit, which was released in 1994 by The Norious Big Sample on his first official single, Juicy.

However, he has been known as a trailblazer in various genres of music, ranging from alternative jazz, R&B, hip hop and film scoring.

Mtume was also famous for performing in jazz legend Miles Davis Band.

Who are the children of James Mutum?

James Mtum leaves behind two children, Damu and Fa. Both children share his last name.

Damu and Fa are also fond of their father’s music and both are his own music producers.

James himself was born in Philadelphia to father and jazz saxophonist Jimmy Heath and mother Bertha Forman.

Portrait of American R&B and funk musician and producer James Mtume, 1973

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Portrait of American R&B and funk musician and producer James Mtume, 1973Credit: Getty

What did people say in response to the death of James Mutum?

The Internet was buzzing with news of James’ death. One user took to telling Twitter:

“RIP to James Mtume. Musical legend. NYC Tournament. The Open Line Show has always had a good take on black issues, first on 98.7 Kiss and then on WBLS. We’re losing greats every day.”

Grammy Award-winning singer and actress Stephanie Mills paid tribute to herself:

“I am sad to hear the news of the death of my dear friend and producer #JamesMtume. He is a very wonderful and wonderful musical mind. The chemistry of the work we had was second to none. I will continue to uplift you through our music.



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