Rockford native and music legend Big Jim laid to rest

ROCKFORD (WREX) – Grammy-winning artist and producer James ‘Big Jim’ Wright was laid to rest on Saturday.

Hundreds came out to the Coronado Performing Arts Center to remember the life of the Rockford native.

Big Jim passed away September 29 at the age of 52. He was known for his work with musical greats such as Aretha Franklin, Pattie LaBelle and Michael Jackson.

Big Jim is being laid to rest at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Machesney Park.

Taylor Utzig

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