Grammy-winning American singer Dr John has died at the age of 77 after suffering a heart attack.
The New Orleans-born musician died on Thursday, according to a message posted on his official Twitter account.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer combined the genres of blues, pop, jazz, boogie woogie and rock and roll.
A statement said: “Towards the break of day June 6, iconic music legend Malcolm John Rebennack, Jr, known as Dr John, passed away of a heart attack.”
The musician “created a unique blend of music which carried his hometown, New Orleans, at its heart, as it was always in his heart,” it continued.
“The family thanks all whom shared his unique musical journey & requests privacy at this time. Memorial arrangements will be announced in due course.”