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    THOUSANDS OF MOURNERS FILED PAST THE BODY OF "MR. JAZZ" -- TRUMPETER LOUIS ARMSTRONG --?

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    THOUSANDS OF MOURNERS FILED PAST THE BODY OF "MR. JAZZ" -- TRUMPETER LOUIS ARMSTRONG -- AS IT LAY IN AN OPEN COFFIN IN A NEW YORK ARMOURY YESTERDAY (JULY 8). ARMSTRONG, WHO DIED ON TUESDAY, TWO DAYS AFTER HIS 71ST BIRTHDAY, WAS BURIED TODAY (JULY 9). HE DIED OF HEART FAILURE AFTER SEEMINGLY RECOVERING FROM A SERIOUS ILLNESS EARLIER THIS YEAR. HE WAS BURIED IN A CEMETERY NEAR HIS NEW YORK HOME AFTER A PRIVATE FUNERAL SERVICE ATTENDED BY SHOW BUSINESS CELEBRITIES. THE MOURNERS WHO FILED PAST HIS OPEN COFFIN, MEANWHILE, INCLUDED PEOPLE OF ALL AGES, RACES AND CLASSES. MANY OF THEM LEFT FLOWERS, PRAYER BOOKS AND CRUCIFIXES BY THE COFFIN, AND SOME WEPT OPENLY.

    SYNOPSIS: THOUSANDS OF MOURNERS PAID TRIBUTE "MR. JAZZ" -- TRUMPETER LOUIS ARMSTRONG -- AS HIS BODY LAY IN AN OPEN COFFIN IN A NEW YORK ARMOURY ON THURSDAY.

    ARMSTRONG DIED OF HEART FAILURE ON TUESDAY, TWO DAYS AFTER HIS 71ST BIRTHDAY, AFTER SEEMINGLY RECOVERING FROM A SERIOUS ILLNESS EARLIER THIS YEAR BORN IN NEW ORLEANS, HE BEGAN HIS JAZZ CAREER BY PLAYING TRUMPET AT FUNERALS -- BLOWING SUCH CLASSICS AS "WHEN THE SAINTS GO MARCHING IN". HE ROSE TO BECOME WORLD FAMOUS, AND WAS UNIVERSALLY HAILE AS THE GREATEST JAZZ-MAN EVER -- "MR. JAZZ" HIMSELF.

    LOUIS ARMSTRONG, KING OF JAZZ, WAS LATER BURIED IN A QUIET CEMETERY NEAR HIS NEW YORK HOME WHERE HE DIED. SHOW BUSINESS CELEBRITIES EARLIER ATTENDED A FUNERAL SERVICE WHERE SINGER PEGGY LEE SANG THE "LORD'S PRAYER. BUT ORDINARY NEW AND WOMEN, TOO, WILL REMEMBER SATCHMO..

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD9S66JOUENDLVPQCXQDWIVZAV
    Media URN:
    VLVAD9S66JOUENDLVPQCXQDWIVZAV
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/07/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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