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Joshua Webb, 27-Year-Old Musician, Dead In Atlanta

05/14/2012 02:48 PM ET

Musician Joshua Webb is dead after being involved in a car accident last Wednesday on an Atlanta highway at the age of 27.

Webb had most recently been a part of singer Ledisi’s album “Piece’s of Me,” which was Grammy nominated.

He had been driving with his cousin when their vehicle collided with a tractor trailer. Webb was pronounced dead at the scene, while his cousin was taken to the hospital with a broken leg and spinal chord injury.

After hearing of the news Ledisi tweeted a message about Webb reading, “When u hear the piano part on (my track) Bravo that’s Josh Webb R.I.P My love and prayers 2 The Webb Family… So grateful for so much.. I met and I am around so many of God’s angels.”

Aside “Bravo,” Webb also collaborated on Ledisi’s song “Shine.” His brother Johne Webb Jr who is a music producer who has worked with, Usher, Mary J. Blige and Beyonce, that goes by the name of Jon Jon Traxx.

“He was branching out,” Webb’s cousin Broderick Young said of Joshua. “He’d always played for different churches, but Jon Jon wanted him to branch out and do tours and work for other artists. This (Ledisi) was the first time and he got a Grammy nomination. That’s was all he really wanted.”


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