Dr. John @ Jazz Fest 2015 © Jim Brock
Dr. John @ Jazz Fest 2015 © Jim Brock

has passed away as reported by his family.

Born Malcolm John Rebennack (November 20, 1941 – June 6, 2019), he is a beloved artist and musician and put on the map in his own special way.

Towards the break of day June 6, iconic legend Malcolm John Rebennack, , known as Dr. John, passed away of a attack. thanks all whom shared his unique musical & requests privacy at this time. Memorial arrangements will be announced in due course.

He will be deeply missed.

Some touching messages and tributes have already been posted, and I’m sure this will be a sad weekend for us .

posted a message saying “Words can not quite express what I feel right . Mac you taught me so many things musically and personally. You were one of a few friends that stepped in and arranged for my recovery… I love you big brother and will keep your awe inspiring flame alive for as long as I ! Thank you for being at the right place at the right time. Day Ripper, Night Tripper! Go get em upstairs.” ⚜️

‘s team posted a shot showing him sit-in . posted a video clip of them backing up the legendary player.

Here’s his “Right Place Wrong Time” classic from 1982.

Dr. John 1982 - Right Place Wrong Time

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