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Dr. John Dead at 77

Dr. John, the influential pianist and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer best known for the tracks "Right Place, Wrong Time, " has died. He was 77.

News of Dr. John's passing was shared via his Twitter, which read, "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."

Dr. John on Twitter

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.

Over the course of his career, Dr. John won six Grammys and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2011. On top of his own storied catalog, Dr. John was a prolific collaborator and worked with the likes of The Rolling Stones, Canned Heat, Van Morrison, Leon Redbone and The Band.

As expected, many people in the world of music and entertainment took to Twitter to pay tribute to Dr. John.

#RingoStarr on Twitter

God bless Dr. John peace and love to all his family I love the doctor peace and love ????✌️????❤️????????☯️☮️

Debbie Harry/BLONDIE on Twitter

RIP Mac Rebennack, Dr John w DH 2015 Pic @chrissteinplays

Harry Shearer on Twitter

New Orleans just lost a giant. Second one, after the recent passing of Leah Chase. RIP Mac Rebennack, AKA Dr. John. For a great read, check out his autobiography some time. And listen to his music any time.

Joe Bonamassa (Official) on Twitter

Man this really hurts ... One of the greatest of all time and a real genius and gentleman. Rest In Peace Mac Rebbenack Jr better known as Dr John.

Tedeschi Trucks Band on Twitter

Dr. John is an icon, a truly unique figure in 20th century music, and one of the greatest ever to come out of America's greatest musical city. We'll always be grateful for the time we spent together and the music we shared. Farewell Mac! https://t.co/t13xNiq9Mi

Karen DaltonBeninato on Twitter

Absolutely gutted at the loss of my friend and boss. There will never be another like him. Amazed there was even one. Rest in Power, Dr. John.

David Simon on Twitter

Didn't he ramble. One of the greatest American originals has passed. Good night, Mac. And know that the legacy of Dr. John will live forever in the streets and music halls of New Orleans and everywhere else in this world that holds music precious.

Ellen DeGeneres on Twitter

There was no other performer like Dr. John, and there never will be. Tonight my heart is in New Orleans.

Galactic on Twitter

Rest in Peace Dr John. Pictured here with The Meters playing at @Tipitinas. Photo by Michael P Smith.

 

Allman Brothers Band on Twitter

Mac "Dr John" Rebennack, a true friend and fellow musical traveler died today. The Allman Brothers Band family express their sincere sadness in his passing. Mac played many times with the Brothers. Walk on Gilded Splinters our Old Friend, we will all meet up at The Right Place.

Ken Plume on Twitter

And just a reminder that the late, great Dr. John was the inspiration for Dr. Teeth...

Hozier on Twitter

Dr. John's work captured my imagination as teen when I was still finding my voice. I used to cover his music with a group of like minded players, and it continues to bring me ridiculous amounts of joy. Very sad to hear this, very grateful also. RIP https://t.co/LBHjNAoLvb

New Orleans JazzFest on Twitter

Rest in Peace Dr. John. You were such a huge part of New Orleans music and the history of Jazz Fest. We love you and will celebrate all that you gave us. Dr. John & the Nite Trippers performing at the 2016 Jazz Fest ???? Douglas Mason

jackantonoff on Twitter

love you dr. john. one of the greatest ever who taught us how to be oneself and to bring the sound of ones town all over the universe. nobody did that better

jackantonoff on Twitter

spent a lot of my early 20s in a van listening to dr. john. formative musical times for me. one of those artists who's always with you somehow