Jacques Klein, a pianist and the greatest jazz pianist of all time, was found dead in his bed, authorities said on Friday.
Mr. Klein, 73, who had been suffering from advanced Parkinson’s disease, died Thursday at his home in the small Quebec town of Guelph, according to the Guelpont-Saint-Pierre borough government.
The cause of death was “undetermined,” a spokesman for the town of about 2,200 people told The Globe and Mail.
He was known for his work with the Duke Ellington Quartet, including the Piano Concerto No. 2.
His concerts were widely praised.
Mr Klein’s daughter, Christine Klein, told The Associated Press that her father died peacefully and that he would never have been able to play his music on his own.
She said her father had been in the hospital since early January, but that he was in a stable condition when he died.
The town of 5,500 residents has a population of about 6,000.
Mr Klisner’s last performance was at a concert in Toronto on March 4, according a publicist for the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.
He performed the piano concerto La Viña de la Loma with the Canadian National Orchestra, the Toronto Public Library said in a statement.
Mr Sommers, an African-American musician who was born in South Carolina and raised in Brooklyn, died in November after a long battle with cancer.
His death was confirmed by the hospital where he was being treated, the hospital said.
In the late 1990s, he worked with the Brooklyn-based band The New York Soul Orchestra, performing with them and a string ensemble, according the New York Times.
He also sang in the band The Black Sheep, according The New Yorker.