Six time Grammy winner Dr. John dies at 77

AFP

The award winning American musician died of a heart attack on Thursday, according to a statement on his official Twitter handle.

Born Malcolm John Rebennack, Jr., the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame singer was best known for combining blues, pop, jazz and rock and roll.

His family thanks fans for their continuous support and have requested privacy.

Tributes have come pouring in online from fans, fellow musicians and public figures alike.

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