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