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January 12, 1946 - August 5, 2013
Los Angeles, California
| Age 67
MESFIN FEKADU, The Associated Press
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.
"The outpouring of love...
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"Our hearts go out to the family and friends of George Duke. We only knew him through his music and the spirit he shared with the world. We were so blessed to be able to ..."
"George, you were my Hero and guide in the World of Music, I once wrote you a letter and you were so kind to write me back with the words: 'Mark if you got something ..."
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