With great sadness and heavy hearts we report that Jazz, Funk legend George Duke has passed away. At this time, the details of his death remain undisclosed. Word of his passing was discovered via social media in a message to Ron Brewington. He was informed of George’s passing from former Supremes member Scherrie Payne in the note below
I just received the devastating and sad news that the great musician, George Duke, passed away this evening at St. John’s hospital in L.A. It was just one year earlier, July 18th, that his beloved wife and my friend, Corine, went to be with the Lord. Please keep his sons, Rasheed and John, in your prayers.
Funeral services will be private.
Our sincerest condolences go out to the Family and friends ofk the late great George Duke. His musical legacy will live on for generations to come
From His latest CD that was released July 16, 2013