Veteran jazz, R&B, funk and fusion keyboard virtuoso George Duke has died at age 67. No details have been released about the musician’s cause of death. Just recently, Duke released an album entitled “Dreamweaver” which was dedicated to his late wife.

The news of Duke’s passing came from former Supremes member Scherrie Payne in the note below:

I just received the devastating and sad news that the great musician, George Duke, passed away this evening at St. John’s hospital in L.A.  It was just one year earlier, July 18th, that his beloved wife and my friend, Corine, went to be with the Lord. Please keep his sons, Rasheed and John, in your prayers.

Funeral services will be private.



Twitter Reacts to George Duke’s death:

RIP George Duke! Another one of the GREATS! I’m sure he’s happy to be reunited w his wife.—

Big Sam (@FunkyBigSam) August 06, 2013

George Duke…Rest In Peace…#nowordsrightnow

JamesPoyser (@jamespoyser) August 06, 2013

devastated. again. Love u forever Duke ❤—

lalah hathaway (@lalahhathaway) August 06, 2013

I’m sadden by the news of my friend The Great Legend George Duke R.I.P….You will be missed but never…

(@ledisi) August 06, 2013

George Duke touched one person in his life. Me! For his work for The Lord is done. Thank u God. Rest in peace George Duke…—

Nigel Hall (@nigelhall76) August 06, 2013

George Duke master of his craft has left us folks. not how i wanted to start my tuesday morning…. #Rip

Questlove Jenkins (@questlove) August 06, 2013

Here’s a clip of Duke explaining the concept behind his “Dreamweaver” album: