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Lionel Hampton Suffers Stroke

Jazz great Lionel Hampton was hospitalized in stable condition Monday after suffering a stroke.

The 86-year-old vibraphonist was taken from his home to Mount Sinai Medical Center after he suffered dizziness and slurred speech Friday night, his spokesman Phil Leshin said.

He was listed in stable condition Monday.

Hampton suffered a stroke during a Paris concert in May 1992. After returning to New York for treatment, he went back to performing three weeks later.

“This was much less severe than what happened in Paris,” Leshin said.

The University of Idaho has named its school of music after Hampton and holds an annual festival, drawing the jazz great and other virtuosos young and old.


 
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