Drum great Cozy Cole died on January 29, 1981 at the University Hospital of Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. Cozy ColeHe was born William Randolph Cole in East Orange, New Jersey in 1909. TO READ THE FULL STORY: Subscribe NowLOG IN Read this article +get instant access TO 45 YEARSof Modern Drummer issues WITH A DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTION for just $4.99 month with no contract! Love the printed mag? Click here.