longtime assistant band director Carnell Knighten

BATON ROUGE - A spokesperson for Southern University said longtime assistant band director Carnell Knighten died today after falling ill at the school campus.

He was 60 years old.

University spokesperson Ed Pratt said Knighten became ill this afternoon and was rushed to a local hospital, where he died.

Knighten was the director of technology and director of the woodwind symphony in Department of Music, as well as a celebrated arranger and composer for Southern's "Human Jukebox" marching band.

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