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Legendary Keyboardist George Duke Dies at 67

Aug 06 2013

Keyboardist, composer, singer and producer, George Duke passed away in Los Angeles on August 5, 2013 at the age of 67.  His record label, Concord Records released a statement saying he had been battling and was being treated for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL).  Known and loved for his multifaceted work in a variety of genres including jazz, R&B, fusion and funk, Duke collaborated with artists like Miles Davis, Anita Baker, Stanley Clarke, Frank Zappa, Gladys Knight, Jeffrey Osborne and Jill Scott, among many others.  George had just released a new album entitled Dreamweaver on July 16 dedicated to his late wife Corine who had died in July 2012 after a battle with cancer.    

Last changed: Aug 07 2013 at 4:50 AM

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