Jazz great Dave Brubeck has died, one day short of his 92nd birthday. The pianist and composer was a pioneer in his genre, with millions of fans around the world.
Brubeck passed away at a hospital in Norwalk, Connecticut Wednesday, manager Russell Gloyd said. He died of heart failure, Gloyd told the Chicago Tribune newspaper.
Brubeck would have turned 92 on Thursday.
The musician achieved widespread fame with The Dave Brubeck Quartet. His iconic "Take Five" became a classic jazz standard.
The Quartet's 1959 album "Time Out" was the first jazz LP to sell 1 million copies.
In 1954 he became the first modern jazz musician to be pictured on the cover of Time magazine.
Brubeck is remembered as a jazz pioneer, helping to push the genre into mainstream culture. He was still playing music as recently as last year.
dr/tj (Reuters, AP, AFP)