Leonard "Hub" Hubbard, longtime bass player in seminal hip-hop group The Roots, has died, age 62.
The celebrated musician joined the outfit in 1992, when they were still called Square Roots, a year before their debut album arrived, 'Organix'. Hub would help define the sound of early LPs like 'Do You Want More?!!!??!' and 'Illadelph Halflife', and last featured on the 2006 outing, 'Game Theory'. In 2007 he was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a form of blood cancer, which he tragically succumbed to on Thursday 16th December.