After suffering heart attack, American ace musician has been confirmed dead.
Hynaija gathered that Dr John, grammy award winner died at the age of 77 o Thursday.
While alive, he combined the genres of blues, pop, jazz, boogie woogie and rock and roll.
A statement confirming his death read: “Towards the break of day June 6, iconic music legend Malcolm John Rebennack, Jr, known as Dr John, passed away of a heart attack. The family thanks all whom shared his unique musical journey & requests privacy at this time. Memorial arrangements will be announced in due course.”
He started his career in the 1950s as a pianist and singer on the New Orleans music scene. He later gained recognition as a solo performer with the release of his album Gris-Gris in 1968.