Legendary keyboardist George Duke has passed away on Monday 8-5-2013. He was 67 and his record label said he died after a battle with chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
A little more than a year ago, Duke’s wife died of cancer. Duke was devastated and could not make music for months. But, earlier this month, Duke released “DreamWeaver,” which the AP’s tied up Duke’s eclectic career in a lush tribute to his wife.
Duke’s career spanned five decades and he always straddled the line between disparate genres, collaborating with artists such as Miles Davis, Barry Manilow, Frank Zappa, George Clinton, Gladys Knight. Rachelle Ferrell, Anita Baker and The Pointer Sisters.