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Former Clarksdale, Mississippi Mayor & Ground Zero Blues Club co-owner Bill Luckett has died

St. George’s Episcopal Church in Clarksdale, Mississippi, posted about Luckett's death to Facebook Friday morning.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Former Clarksdale mayor and Ground Zero Blues Club co-owner Bill Luckett has died.

St. George’s Episcopal Church in Clarksdale, Mississippi, posted to Facebook Friday morning, saying, It is with great sadness that we inform you that Bill Luckett passed away this afternoon. Arrangements have not been made yet but as they are finalized we will pass them on. Please keep Francine and the entire Luckett in your prayers. May his soul and the souls of all the departed rest in peace.”

Ground Zero Blues Club posted to Facebook: "Due to the passing of our beloved co-founder & co-owner and friend Bill Luckett, we will be closed today. Please keep his family, our staff, and his friends in your thoughts. Bill you will truly be missed. We will reopen tomorrow @11am-Midnight."

Luckett ran for Mississippi Governor in 2011. He was elected Mayor of Clarksdale in 2013. He graduated the University of Mississippi Law School in 1973, and has served as an adjunct professor there. He also served on the professional advisory board for ALSAC, St. Jude Children’s Hospital in Memphis Tennessee.

Luckett co-owned both Ground Zero Blues Club and Madidi Restaurant in Clarksdale with actor Morgan Freeman. He was also a partner with Luckett Tyner Law Firm.

Luckett also has done some acting, appearing in films with Freeman, John Travolta, Ruby Rose, and more.

A cause of death has not been released. He leaves behind his wife Francine, with whom he had four children.

It is with great sadness that we inform you that Bill Luckett passed away this afternoon. Arrangements have not been...

Posted by St. George's Episcopal Church on Thursday, October 28, 2021

Due to the passing of our beloved co-founder & co-owner and friend Bill Luckett, we will be closed today. Please keep...

Posted by Ground Zero Blues Club on Friday, October 29, 2021

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to one of our owners Mr Morgan Freeman!!!! In his words he is ‘80 f’ing 4’ today🎉🎉🎉🎉 we love you Morgan and we hope you have the BEST birthday EVER!!! - GZBC Management Team and staff🎶🎶

Posted by Ground Zero Blues Club on Tuesday, June 1, 2021

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