The loss of “Joey Defrancesco,” who passed away on August 25, 2022, at the age of 51, has caused the whole music industry to lament the loss of yet another treasure in such a short span of time. As soon as the news is shared on social networking sites, numerous comments begin making headlines.
Their surprising reactions are constantly making the news since no one could have ever dreamed that he would leave the world in such a way.
According sources, no one in his family has said anything about what happened to him. He also asked his fans to respect their privacy during this hard time because they don’t seem to be able to talk to anyone else because they’re going through a big shock right now because they lost a member of their family.
There is nothing more painful than losing someone close to us in this way. Because of this, his fans are standing by his family so that they don’t feel alone during this hard time.
About Joey DeFrancesco’s Personal Life
Joey was born in 1971 in Springfield, Pennsylvania. He had a natural talent for music because three generations of his family had been musicians.
He was born with the name Joseph DeFrancesco, which was given to him in honor of his jazz musician grandfather who also played saxophone and clarinet.
He started playing music when he was four years old, and by the time he was five, he could play the songs of Jimmy Smith very well.
Joey DeFrancesco‘s wife, Gloria DeFrancesco, who is also a musician and worked as a manager, will carry on after him. She used to handle all of his media and public relations. The couple got married in 2011, and last year, on their 10th wedding anniversary, Joey posted a sweet message for Gloria.
The message told Joey that he is lucky to have an amazing woman like Gloria in his life. She’s incredible in every way, and investing the last ten years of his life with her wasn’t just good; it was great. In 2019, a magazine in Philadelphia talked to the couple about their plans.
Cause Of Joey DeFrancesco’s Death
According to reports, Joey Defrancesco passed away at home on August 25, 2022, but despite this, a number of studies contend that the deceased had been battling fatal health issues for a very long time, which caused his health to continuously deteriorate while damaging vital body organs that are necessary for survival.
That is why he was being treated by the medical staff for such a long time, but unfortunately he had to leave the world while leaving almost everyone in utter shock.
His death’s cause hadn’t revealed yet.
Joey DeFrancesco’s Achievement
Joey DeFrancesco had more than 30 records as a leader and was a four-time Grammy Award candidate. DeFrancesco was a nine-time winner of the DownBeat Critics Poll (organ) and has won the Down Beat Readers Poll each year since 2005, in addition to receiving Grammy nominations in 2004, 2010, and 2020. He also received several Jazz Times Awards.
DeFrancesco was among the first performers to be admitted into the Hammond Hall of Fame in 2013, with musicians like Brian Auger, Billy Preston, Steve Winwood, and his instructor Jimmy Smith.
Joey DeFrancesco is also nominated in the Jazz Music Award 2022 ‘In Best Mainstream Artist’ Category
for his work in “More Music”.