And it doesn't get any better when you're dead!
—Ghost of Duke Ellington in I Survived Jessi's Bat Mitzvah

Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington, or simply known as Ghost of Duke Ellington on the show, was a 20's composer and pianist who died in 1974. In-universe he died in Nick Birch's house in suburban NYC.


Before Big Mouth

Duke was born in 1899 in Washington D.C. and was based in New York City for most of his Jazz Career. He was seen to be a pivotal figure in the history of American Jazz Music and was a bandleader and composer for his songs. Later in 1974, he died of complications from lung cancer and pneumonia in the Birch house (In-Universe). He's stuck in between Heaven and Hell and is now paying for his sins as a ghost.

During Big Mouth