Trumpeter, Singer and Jazz Musician
In 1918, Louis got married to Daisy Parker and adopted a mentally disabled child whose mother (Louis's cousin) had died at child birth. During this time, Louis's reputation was still getting bigger. He replaced Joe Oliver in the most popular band in New Orleans and eventually quit labor jobs and started playing at parties, dances, funeral marches, etc.
In 1968 Louis had heart and kidney problems. He didn't get out of the house too much but still practiced the trumpet daily. During the Summer of 1970 he began taking engagements all around the world, however a heart attack after one gig made him stop for about two months. Even though he made a promise to play in public once more, Louis Armstrong died in his sleep on July 6, 1971 in his home in Queens, New York.