NASHVILLE, TN - FEBRUARY 09: Dr. John (Malcolm John "Mac" Rebennack) performs on Mardi Gras/Fat Tuesday at City Winery Nashville on February 9, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee.

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.”

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.



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