Al Jarreau, the jazz-pop musician best known for the hits “Breakin’ Away,” died Sunday. The Grammy award winner died at about 9am on Sunday February 12, 2017 at the age of 76. He died in Los Angeles surrounded by his wife, son and a few friends.
On February 8, a statement on Jarreau’s Twitter account announced his retirement from touring after being hospitalized in Los Angeles for exhaustion.
Jarreau was one of the few performers of his day who successfully bridged pop, jazz and R&B. He released more than 20 albums in his career, won seven Grammy Awards and remained a tireless performer right up until his death.