Chuck Mangione’s bandmates killed in Buffalo plane crash

Two members of Chuck Mangione‘s band were killed Thursday night in the Continental Airlines plane crash in Clarence Center, New York.

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Mangione’s publicist told TMZ that saxophonist Gerry Niewood and Coleman Mellett, guitarist, were among those killed when Flight 3407 crashed into a house near Buffalo.

“I’m in shock over the horrible, heartbreaking tragedy,” Mangione said in a statement released to the website through his representative.

The musicians were en route to Buffalo for tonight’s performance with the Buffalo Philharmonic, which has been cancelled.