Dr. John 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 New Orleans on the map in his own special way.
— Dr. John (@akadrjohn) June 6, 2019
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 family thanks all whom shared his unique musical journey & requests privacy at this time. Memorial arrangements will be announced in due course.
He will be deeply missed.
— Sophia Germer (@SophiaGermer) June 6, 2019
Some touching messages and tributes have already been posted, and I’m sure this will be a sad weekend for us New Orleans music fans.
— Joe Hoskinson (@jeffdorian) June 6, 2019
Anders Osborne posted a message saying “Words can not quite express what I feel right now. 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 live! Thank you for being at the right place at the right time. Day Ripper, Night Tripper! Go get em upstairs.” ⚜️
#RIP to the Night Tripper. Thank you, Dr. John, for more than 50 years of prescribing the funk/rock/soul/blues to the masses. You made #NOLAproud. We'll miss you! 🙌🎹💊 #DrJohn @akadrjohn pic.twitter.com/9q5h4q1Z4O
— StringCheeseIncident (@SCI_Official) June 6, 2019
Here’s his “Right Place Wrong Time” classic live from 1982.