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Rest in Peace, Dr. John: 1941 – 2019

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Malcolm John Rebennack, better known as Dr. John, the New Orleans-based genre-bending musician dabbling in blues, funk, r&b and more, has passed away at the age of 77 of a heart attack.

This sad news was reported on Thursday by The New Orleans Advocate, which added that his daughter confirmed the unfortunate development of her father’s passing.

Dr. John’s official Facebook page further confirmed the story.

Towards the break of day on June 6, 2019, iconic music legend Malcolm John Rebennack, Jr., professionally known as Dr….

Posted by Dr. John on Thursday, June 6, 2019

The message in non-Facebook format:

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. 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 home town, New Orleans, at its’ heart, as it was always in his heart. The family thanks all whom have shared his unique musical journey, and requests privacy at this time. Memorial arrangements will be announced in due course.

One not need look very far at social media to see how adored Dr. John was in the music community. Minutes after the news hit the web, musicians and artists shared their condolences:

Rest in peace, Dr. John.

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