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A Loss For Local Music - Todd Copeland Dies 'Peacefully In His Sleep'

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An unexpected loss for Lexington’s local music scene. Percussionist Todd Copeland, who most recently drummed with the popular group Magnolia Boulevard has died. The Band’s Facebook page says Copeland passed away in his sleep Thursday night.


In an in depth interview with WUKY recorded before the pandemic, Copeland reflected on his musical journey which comprised numerous bands and genres. Copeland was able to share his love of music with his son Ollie who learned to play the bass before he was 12. Funeral arrangements for Todd Copeland are pending.