Joshua Webb, a musician who appeared on Ledisi's Grammy-nominated Pieces of Me album, was killed Wednesday in a car accident in Atlanta. He was 27.
According to St. Louis Today, Webb was traveling with his cousin to pick up Webb's new vehicle when their vehicle collided with a tractor trailer. Webb's cousin sustained a spinal cord injury and a fractured leg but Webb was pronounced dead at the scene. Webb was not wearing his seat belt.
"When u hear the piano part on Bravo that's Josh Webb R.I.P." Ledisi tweeted yesterday on hearing the news. "Mylove& prayers 2 The Webb Family."
Webb's credits include playing piano on the Ledisi song "Bravo" while playing organ on "Shine." Webb was also the younger brother of John Webb Jr., better known as producer Jon Jon Traxx, who worked with Usher, Mary J. Blige and Beyonce among others.
"He was branching out," Webb's cousin Broderick Young said. "He'd always played for different churches, but Jon Jon wanted him to branch out and do tours and work for other artists. This (Ledisi) was the first time and he got a Grammy nomination. That's was all he really wanted."
Webb is survived by his mother Cassandra, father John, brothers John Jr., Jordan and Jacob and sisters Kandra and Ca'Neidra. Funeral arrangements have yet to be announced.