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Charlie Parker (August 29, 1920 in Kansas City, Missouri – March 12, 1955 in New York City), also known as "Bird" or "Yardbird", was considered one of the greatest jazz saxophonists, specifically alto saxophonist. Parker was thought to have created bebop.
Parker died in New York City at the age of 34 from cirrhosis, internal bleeding and pneumonia caused by a heart attack.