Stanley Turrentine dies at 66 Jazz saxophonist Stanley Turrentine died in a New York hospital after suffering a stroke. He was known for his smooth playing and his ability to adapt his style to contemporary audiences. Turrentine started his career playing with Ray Charles and Max Roach. He scored his biggest hit in 1970 with Sugar, which became something of a jazz standard, frequently performed and re-recorded by admirers. He was 66 years old.