enowned jazz pianist Chick Corea has died at the age of 79 following remaining identified with most cancers, a statement on his web page said.
American composer Corea, winner of 23 Grammy Awards, died from a scarce type of the condition which he was only a short while ago uncovered to have, according to the announcement.
“He was a beloved husband, father and grandfather, and a terrific mentor and mate to so quite a few,” the statement explained.
“Through his overall body of perform and the many years he spent touring the entire world, he touched and encouraged the lives of thousands and thousands.”
A message from Corea additional: “I want to thank all of those along my journey who have aided maintain the songs fires burning brilliant.
“It is my hope that those people who have an inkling to perform, produce, execute or otherwise, do so. If not for on your own then for the rest of us. It is not only that the environment wants more artists, it is also just a whole lot of enjoyable.”
In excess of a 50-yr job Corea, who was of Italian descent, played with some of the most important names in jazz, such as Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie and Herbie Mann.
He was currently a star in his individual correct in the 1960s when he started off actively playing in Davis’ ensembles.
In the 1970s Corea formed jazz fusion team Return To Without end and taken care of a prolific output over the a long time.
His 23 Grammy wins came from 67 nominations.
Corea is identified for preparations including Spain, 500 Miles High and La Fiesta.