George Duke (Zappa, Miles Davis, Michael Jackson) Dead at 67

(Radio.com) Legendary Grammy-winning jazz keyboardist George Duke died yesterday (August 5) at age 67. According to the New York Daily News, Duke was at St. John's Hospital in Los Angeles at the time of his passing.

Making his name in the late '60s making music with French violinist Jean-Luc Ponty, Duke would become famous for his musical dexterity, fusing jazz, funk, R&B, soul and rock while working with a wide range of artists including Frank Zappa, Miles Davis, Michael Jackson and Stanley Clarke. Over a 40-plus-year career both as a musician and producer, Duke's influence on modern music is palpable.

"The outpouring of love and support that we have received from my father's friends, fans and the entire music community has been overwhelming," said his son Rashid Duke in a press release, with stars including Justin Timberlake, Amir "Questlove" Thompson and Erykah Badu expressing their condolences on Twitter. "Thank you all for your concern, prayers and support."

"We are all devastated by the sad news of George's passing," said Mark Wexler, General Manager of the Concord-Telarc Label Group, for whom Duke recorded. "He was a great man, a legendary, one-of-a-kind artist; and our hearts go out to his family. George will be missed by all." more on this story

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