Death of Walter Turnbull

July 19, 1944 - March 23, 2007
New York, New York | Age 62

Founder of Boys Choir of Harlem, dies at 62
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Walter Turnbull, the founder of the famed Boys Choir of Harlem, died Friday, his brother said. He was 62.

Turnbull died in a hospital, said his brother, Horace Turnbull. He had suffered a stroke months earlier.

The choir, founded with 20 boys in the basement of a Harlem church in 1968, has performed at the White House, at the United Nations and for Pope John Paul II. It has released albums and been heard on the soundtracks of films such as "Jungle Fever," "Malcolm X" and ...

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