2017 claimed one of music’s most legendary artists yesterday, Feb. 12th.
Jazz legend Al Jarreau passed away about 6 a.m. Sunday at a Los Angeles hospital. The 76 year old was surrounded by friends and family, reports the Los Angeles Times.
The news of Jarreau’s death came two days after he announced his retirement from touring. The hospital had admitted him for exhaustion, but the cause of death hasn’t been revealed.
The “Acrobat of Scat” made history as the only vocalist to win a Grammy Award in three different categories: R&B, jazz, and pop.
Even though Jarreau wasn’t included in last night’s Grammys remembrance slideshow, Pentatonix acknowledged him during the broadcast. Stars Herb Alpert and Gregory Porter also paid tribute to Jarreau on the red carpet.
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