Veteran Musician George Duke Dies

by Mr. Kev - Posted Tuesday, August 6th, 2013. Category: URBAN

george duke radio6 300x199 Veteran Musician George Duke DiesRadio Facts is sorry to report that vet musician George Duke died last night on August 5. No word yet on what happened but we will keep you posted. Duke just completed an album and was in the process of promoting it after losing his wife and falling into a depression just a year ago. Former Supreme’s member Sherrie Payne states: “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.” UPDATE: Radio Facts talked to one of Duke’s closest friends Vic McLean about his life, current state and legacy here.

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  3. Sam McNally

    So very great a keyboard-ist, musician, composer, producer, collaborator, band-leader and side-man ….. one of the very greatest of the “Jazz Fusion” pioneers of the ear;y 70′s alongside Josef Zawinul, Chick Corea, and Herbie Hancock …… very difficult to put a limit on his greatness. Also a very much loved individual.

  4. I am a musician who has appreciated George Duke for most of my life.I wish to send my condolences to his family.I first became aware of him ,through his works with Zappa .Frank just about put George in charge of that band back in the early 70′s.Arguably one of the best bands ever to play.He seemed like a kind ,gentle,and inspiring soul.( and lots of it). Bless you George ,and yours.Dez Cadena

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  6. DrBB

    Saw him many times with FZ back when, and followed his solo albums. A brilliant player who conveyed SUCH a joyful spirit through his music.


  7. Letitia Hall

    Rasheed , John I’m so truly sorry for your lost keep you in my prayers I’m really a fan of your father’s musical talents so we’ve lost a great one

    So sorry for your loss

    Letitia Hall

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  11. Bill Hubbard

    We lost a true innovator in the world of jazz, R/B, and funk/fusion…One of the best of this generation….may he rest peacefully…….

  12. GED

    Through the years my husband and I enjoyed George Duke’s appearance as much as we could each time he came to Cleveland,OH he never disappointed. My condolences to his family, my thanks to God for blessing us all with such a beautiful and talented man. The jazz world has truely lost a great one. Your ancestors welcome you. RIP

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