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Al Jarreau performs at the Rock in Rio music festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

Jazz legend Al Jarreau has died at the age of 76


Jazz legend and seven-time Grammy winner Al Jarreau died Sunday in Los Angeles at the age of 76, according to Ebony

His death comes just days after he announced plans to retire from touring due to exhaustion. 

On Feb. 9, a statement on Jarreau's Twitter said he was "slowly recovering" in a Los Angeles hospital. 

Sunday's statement from the singer's manager, Joe Gordon, said that Jarreau died around 5:30 a.m. PST and was surrounded by family and friends. 

Gordon added that the family has asked for contributions to be made to the Wisconsin Foundation for School Music in lieu of flowers. Jarreau received a lifetime achievement award from the foundation last year. 

Al Jarreau Tribute Video

Jarreau was born and raise in Milwaukee and eventually moved to Los Angeles to pursue music full time. His debut album "We Got By" helped launch his career and by 1977 Jarreau won his first Grammy award for his live album "Look to the Rainbow," Ebony reports.  

Jarreau is also the only Grammy vocalist to win in jazz, pop and R&B categories, USA Today reports. 

He is survived by his wife Susan and his son Ryan. 

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