Jack Bruce, the bassist and primary vocalist of the legendary '60s blues and rock supergroup Cream, has died at the age of 71 in his native Britain.
The Scottish native, considered one of the most respected and influential bass players in history, passed away at his home in England on Saturday.
He was surrounded by his family, BBC News quoted his publicist as saying. Jack Bruce is survived by his wife, Margrit, five children and a granddaughter.
"It is with great sadness that we, Jack's family, announce the passing of our beloved Jack: husband, father, granddad, and all round legend," Bruce's loved ones said.
"The world of music will be a poorer place without him, but he lives on in his music and forever in our hearts," they added of Jack Bruce's passing.
The cause of Bruce's death was not revealed, although the musician had battled liver cancer in the 2000s. He underwent a transplant, which he barely survived.