(NEW YORK) -- Jack Bruce of the 1960's rock band Cream has passed away at the age of 71.
"It is with great sadness that we, Jack's family, announce the passing of our beloved Jack: husband, father, granddad, and all round legend," the landing page of Bruce's website read. "The world of music will be a poorer place without him, but he lives on in his music and forever in our hearts."
Bruce, born on May 14, 1943 in Glasgow, Scotland, formed Cream with Ginger Baker and Eric Clapton in the 1960s. The band went on to sell 35 million albums in just over two years before they split up in 1968.
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