*New York City jazz musician Stanley Wright, the father of actress N’Bushe Wright, was found dead inside a steamer trunk at his home after he had been missing since Thursday (May 5). He was 62.
Wright was reported missing by his son Khalil early Tuesday, reports the New York Daily News. Police checked his home at 456 Chancey Street in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn and found his body stuffed into a black trunk once used to store his mother’s clothes.
Police said a back window in the house was broken out. Relatives said Wright’s car, a grey Jeep, is missing, but that several valuable instruments were left in the home.
“This is crazy,” said his great-niece, Minnie Wright. “Who would do something like that to him? He was a musician. He was a great man.”
Relatives say Wright was a widower and lived alone with two cats. He was the father of three, including actress N’Bushe Wright, best known for her roles in “Dead Presidents” and the 1998 Wesley Snipes action movie “Blade.” N’Bushe, was flying to NY from the West Coast on Tuesday, her family said.
Wright once taught music at a Brooklyn middle school and played at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, according to relatives. Wright played the bass, piano and drums and gave lessons.