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Tallahassee legend Darryl Steele dies at 63

Posted at 7:20 AM, Dec 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-23 08:21:30-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — The city has lost who some call a Tallahassee legend.

Friends confirm musician Darryl Steele died early Sunday morning at the age of 63.

Steele played the guitar and sang vocals for the band Crooked Shoez.

Mark Blair told ABC 27 that this was completely unexpected.

Steele did soul and R&B music and uplifted others with his passion.

Blair says Steele wasn't able to perform his concert last Friday night after he got sick.

We don't know the exact illness but as soon as Blair found out it broke his heart

Steele impacted so many with his music and for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

Blair says the news devastated him and shares his thoughts on his longtime friend.

"Darryl was one of the most positive people you met. Upbeat. Friendly. Always willing to give you a pat on the back for a job well done,' said Mark Blair, Friend of Darryl Steele. "The only thing I have to say if Darryl were looking down on me is that I love yah. I love yah and I'm gonna miss you in my life."

For the Martin Luther King Jr. event every year with the NAACP Steele wrote a new song.

Blair says what made Steele so unique is that as good of a musician he was he was an even better person.