Beloved Austin musician, actor Tim Curry dies

Tim Curry (Photo Courtesy: Jorge de Armas)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A beloved local musician has died following a short battle with cancer. Tim Curry died early Saturday morning in San Antonio, friends told KXAN. Doctors diagnosed Curry with stage four pancreatic cancer in January.

Tim Curry and the Trio, made up of Curry, Will Dunlap, Jorge de Armas and Melvin Wilborn, entertained Austin audiences for years with their soulful, energetic vibe. Curry was also an award-winning actor who performed at the Zach Theater, according to the Austin Chronicle.

On January 17, friends hosted a gospel concert in Curry’s honor at Wesley United Methodist Church to raise money for his medical expenses.

“We just recently lost our saxophone player,” Curry’s bandmate Jorge de Armas told KXAN at the concert. “He had tumors in his heart so he passed away about 3 weeks ago, almost 4 weeks ago, and also I have cancer as well so it’s been a struggle.”

Funeral services for Curry are still pending. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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