Jazz musician George Duke, known as one of the greats in his genre and an influence on countless artists, died Monday in Los Angeles at age 67.
A pioneer in funk and R&B as well as jazz, he had been battling chronic lymphocytic leukemia, according to Concord Music Group, which confirmed his death.
His son, Rashid Duke, said in a statement on Monday:
"The outpouring of love and support that we have received from my father's friends, fans and the entire music community has been overwhelming."
"Thank you all for your concern, prayers and support."