If you’ve been to a Cleveland Indians game, there’s a good chance you’ve encountered Maurice Reedus, Jr. At the very least, you’ve heard him.
Reedus, who was often seen playing his saxophone in the Gateway District after Indians games, has passed away at the age of 65.
‘The Sax Man,’ as many of us knew Reedus, was a flamboyant character, often dressed from head-to-toe in red, his favorite color. His family says he would always call their dog ‘Lassie’ even though her name was ‘Sugar Ray.’
“He loved going downtown,” says his sister Andrea Reedus-Pride. “If he was sick, he’d go downtown. He loved the people. Literally the city of Cleveland probably have all of my phone numbers. Everyone who ever took a picture with him, they probably sent it to me.”
There were many things about ‘The Sax Man’ that most Clevelanders did not know until Joe Siebert directed “Sax Man,” a documentary that explains the life of Reedus beyond his nights spent sitting along Prospect Avenue serenading Indians fans with the Spiderman theme song after games.