Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame singer Dr John has died aged 77 after suffering a heart attack.
The New Orleans-born musician, who combined the genres of blues, pop and jazz, was a six-time Grammy winner .
He died on Thursday, a message posted to his official Twitter account said.
A statement said: "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."
Australian Associated Press