Blues muso Dr.John dies aged 77

Grammy award winning blues singer Dr.John has died of a heart attack, at 77.
Grammy award winning blues singer Dr.John has died of a heart attack, at 77.

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