Legendary musician Al Jarreau has died at the age of 76. Just days ago it was announced that he was hospitalized for exhaustion and was retiring from touring.
His family announced his passing on his Facebook page saying:
It is with the deepest of sadness that we inform you Al Jarreau passed away this morning, at about 6:00am LA time. He was in the hospital, and kept comfortable by his wife, son, and a few of his family and friends. A small, private service is planned, for immediate family only. No public service is planned yet this time.
The family asks that no flowers or gifts are sent. Instead, please consider a contribution to the Wisconsin Foundation for School Music, a wonderful organization which supports music opportunities, teachers, and scholarships for students in Milwaukee and throughout Wisconsin.
He leaves behind his wife Susan and son Ryan.