NEW ORLEANS, La. (WVUE) - Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Dr. John passed away Thursday at the age of 77.
Fellow musicians and celebrities took to social media to remember the musician.
Mac Rebennack @akaDrJohn was truly one-of-a-kind. He was a beautiful soul, a powerful pianist & one of the cultural icons that helped make New Orleans what it is. We say goodnight to the Nite Tripper & goodbye to a unique talent. May he rest in God’s perfect peace.#DrJohn pic.twitter.com/jpnR5PtrSE— Mayor LaToya Cantrell (@mayorcantrell) June 6, 2019
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my heart is broken... my dear friend, john rebennack, aka dr john, just died... he was one of the all time greats of new orleans music... if you click on the link in my bio, you'll see me when i was 20 singing a song with him... i love you, mac... you in the right place now #drjohn #neworleans #nighttripper
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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.— New Orleans JazzFest (@jazzfest) June 6, 2019
Dr. John & the Nite Trippers performing at the 2016 Jazz Fest
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Dr. John was a true Louisiana legend. He showed the world Louisiana's rich musical heritage, and his passion for music has left a mark on the industry unlike any other. @FirstLadyOfLA and I send our condolences to Dr. John's family during this difficult time. #lagov #lalege https://t.co/rh1k7DNnsG— John Bel Edwards (@LouisianaGov) June 6, 2019
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. pic.twitter.com/1EXDzQydlr— Allman Brothers Band (@allmanbrothers) June 7, 2019
So sorry to hear about the loss of Dr. John. We had the pleasure of playing with him a few times. He played a huge part in introducing New Orleans music to the rest of the world. His unique sound and talent will continue to influence for generations to come!! He will be missed. pic.twitter.com/lARtTKUsbD— The Doobie Brothers (@TheDoobieBros) June 7, 2019