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Rep: Jazz keyboardist George Duke dies at 67

August 6, 2013 • Entertainment


FILE – In this July 13, 2009 file photo, US jazz artist George Duke performs on the Stravinski Hall stage at the 43rd Montreux Jazz Festival, in Montreux, Switzerland. Duke, 67, the Grammy-winning jazz keyboardist and producer whose sound infused acoustic jazz, electronic jazz, funk, R&B and soul in a 40-year-plus career, died Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, in Los Angeles. He was being treated for chronic lymphocytic leukemia. (AP Photo/Keystone, Jean-Christophe Bott, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — George Duke, the Grammy-winning jazz keyboardist and producer whose sound infused acoustic jazz, electronic jazz, funk, R&B and soul in a 40-year-plus career, has died. He was 67.

A representative for Duke said the performer died Monday night in Los Angeles. Duke was being treated for chronic lymphocytic leukemia.

Duke’s son, Rashid, thanked his father’s fans in a statement Tuesday.

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