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Jazz Legend Dave Brubeck Died of Heart Failure a Day Before 92nd Birthday

December 6, 2012 (3:00 am) GMT
The 'Take Five' star would have turned 92 on Tuesday, December 6 had he not passed away while on his way to the hospital.
Dave Brubeck

Music world is mourning the loss of another legend, a pioneering jazz composer and pianist Dave Brubeck. The Concord native passed away on Wednesday, December 5 due to heart failure, one day before what would have been his 92nd birthday.

Dave died while on his way to a cardiology appointment with his son at Norwalk Hospital in Connecticut. He is survived by wife of 70 years, four sons, a daughter, and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He had another son who died in 2009.

Dave, who was well known for his piece "Take Five", was considered to be one of the foremost exponents of progressive jazz. He got Lifetime Achievement Award at 1996 Grammys and received medallion from Kennedy Center Honor.

In the wake of his death, many musicians around the world including tweeted their condolences to remember the pioneer. "RIP Dave Brubeck - one of the great jazz pianist and composers of our generation," so he wrote.

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