On June 23, 2018, Thomas Morgan Edwards, better known by his stage name Tommy Morgan and for his work recording music for more than 500 film soundtracks, passed away. The legendary harmonicist contributed his talents to the films “Cool Hand Luke” and “Dances with Wolves.” The circumstances surrounding his passing and the reason for it were not immediately known.
Is Tommy Morgan still alive?
He better known by his nickname Tommy Morgan, said his final goodbye to the world on June 23, 2022, at age 89. He left behind a memory that will live on in our hearts forever. The renowned man was a harmonicist and session musician from the United States who had been performing professionally since the 1950s. As a result of his participation in more than 500 full-length motion pictures, he was recognized as one of the most accomplished harmonica players in the world. It has not been determined what caused his death.
Thomas Morgan Edwards was born in Los Angeles on December 4, 1932, and at a very young age, Tommy began teaching himself how to interpret music by playing the harmonica. At age 11, he began developing his talents on the harmonica while also studying piano and guitar. In college, he was a member of the United States Air Force Band and earned his master’s degree in music composition from the University of California, Los Angeles.
He also had a black belt in karate and a diploma as a master glider pilot for almost forty years. Interestingly, his book, titled “You Made How Much For Doing What?,” was published on Amazon this year.
Recognizing his work throughout his career, The Society for the Preservation and Advancement of the Harmonica bestowed Morgan their “Special Lifetime Achievement Award” in the year 2001. After a stroke in the latter half of 2013, he decided to call it quits in his harmonica career. His wife, Lois, as well as his sons Matthew and Daniel, as well as his granddaughter Addie Rae, all survive him.