Unfortunately once again we have bad news to report. Saturday, it was the death of actor Bill Nunn. This time it’s regarding the passing of musician Kashif Saleem, better known simply as Kashif. He was 56.
As of this posting, we don’t have many details, but according to those who were close to him, Kashif lived alone was found by a neighbor Monday afternoon (09-26-16). The Los Angeles County Coroners’s office says he had been dead since Sunday. At this time, there is no specific cause of death. However, it appears he died of “natural causes.”
Kashif’s death is especially shocking and sad to us here at EURweb because we had a personal relationship with him that went back to the beginning of his career as a solo artist and producer. Just recently we partnered with him for his 3rd annual “Kashif and Friends” show in Hollywood in June of this year. Kashif was a master musician and was also working on new music.
Kashif background via Wikipedia:
Kashif Saleem, previously Michael Jones (born December 26, 1959), is an American multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, record producer, artist, composer, author, director and educator from New York City. Kashif first taught himself to play a $3 song flute at age seven and later the piano in the basement of his church. At age 15, Kashif joined B. T. Express and performed on stages around the world. He studied Islam and changed his name from Michael Jones to Kashif, which means discoverer and inventor. He crafted his own distinctive sound and later signed with Arista Records enjoying success as a solo artist
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