Jack Bruce's family has announced the legendary bass player's passing at age 71 on 25 October. Their statement, posted earlier today on jackbruce.com reads "It is with great sadness that we, Jack's family, announce the passing of our beloved Jack: husband, father, granddad and all around legend. The world of music will be a poorer place without him, but he lives on in his music and forever in our hearts." Eric Clapton wrote on his Facebook page, "It is with great sadness that we learned that Jack Bruce had passed away this morning at his home in England. He was agreat musician and composer, and a tremendous inspiration to me."
Jack Bruce was born on 14 May 1943 in Glasgow, Scotland. A singer, composer, and multi-instrumentalist, he is best known for his groundbreaking work on electric bass, especially within Cream alongside Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker.