|!||This article has an inadequate number of citations.
You are encouraged to add sources for verifiability, but please abide by The Conservapedia Commandments & Style Guide.
In 1971, Mingus published his memoirs, Beneath the Underdog.
Mingus died of A.L.S. ("Lou Gherig's disease") in 1979. One of his last projects was a collaboration with the singer Joni Mitchell.