Six-time Grammy winner Malcolm John Rebennack popularly called Dr John has died after suffering a heart attack.
Dr John died aged 77 years
Born in 1940, Malcolm John Rebennack, Dr John was one of the most venerated pianists in New Orleans’ musical history, a six-time Grammy winner and a Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame inductee.
He was known for music combining blues, pop, jazz, boogie woogie and rock and roll. He was a songwriter and performer.
The musician’s family announced the news of his death in a statement released on his Twitter account.
“Towards the break of day on June 6 2019, iconic music legend Malcolm John Rebennack Jr, professionally known as Dr John, passed away of a heart attack,” the statement said.
“As a Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame inductee, six-time Grammy winner, songwriter, composer, producer and performer, he created a unique blend of music which carried his hometown, New Orleans, at its heart, as it was always in his heart.”
“The family thanks all whom shared his unique musical journey.”