Charles Baird Parker, 61, of Lansdale, the sole surviving child of the jazz saxophone great Charlie "Bird" Parker, died Sunday, March 23, at Lansdale Hospital of kidney, liver, and respiratory failure.
News of Mr. Parker's death was released by his attorney, Albert Oehrle.
Mr. Parker's father died in 1955 at age 34 while in mid-career as a jazz soloist. He helped create bebop, characterized by quick tempos and improvisation.
His mother, Chan Woods, a dancer, died in 1999 at age 74 in Champmotteux, France.