American Jazz musician and composer Armando “Chick” Corea passed away on February 9 at the age of 79.
The death was announced on his website where it was also detailed that the musician died of
a rare form of cancer that was only recently discovered.
The 23-time Grammy Award winner was remembered by his team as a
beloved husband, father and grandfather, and a great mentor and friend to many.
Throughout his life and career, Chick enjoyed the freedom and fun of creating something new, and playing games that artists make., review the statement of his team.
Also, on his website the singer’s words were shared where he showed his gratitude to the people who support the musical world:
I want to thank all those throughout my journey who have helped keep the fires of music burning. It is my hope that those who have an ink to touch, write, interpret or otherwise do so., were the words of Armando “Chick” Corea shared by his team in his obituary.
Various singers offered their condolences and lamented the departure of the brilliant composer and pianist.
Chick Corea was an extraordinary musician. His curiosity and eagerness to explore and try new things made him special and kept him alive throughout his career., said the singer Rubén Blades in a statement posted on Twitter.
Another friend moves us to the other neighborhood, this time it is the jazz pianist and composer, Armando “Chick” Corea.
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LINK to ¨My Spanish Heart, one of the songs we did together in 2019. https://t.co/ljS3z6zdOF pic.twitter.com/FmEjLgQKZJ
– Rubén Blades (@rubenblades) February 12, 2021
– Aleks Syntek (@syntekoficial) February 12, 2021
It is with great sadness that we share that the jazz virtuoso and winner of 23 GRAMMY Awards, @ChickKorea, has passed away at the age of 79.
– Riviera Maya Jazz Festival (@RivieraMayaJazz) February 11, 2021
Prolific Korean artist with dozens of albums, he replaced Herbie Hancock in the Miles Davis band in 1968, playing on the iconic albums “In a Silent Way” and “Bitches Brew.”
The news produced this note with information from The Associated Press (AP).