LOS ANGELES, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- U.S. rock 'n' roll legend Ike Turner may have died, but his musical legacy will never be forgotten, The Recording Academy said Wednesday.
"There is no doubt that Ike Turner was one of rock and roll's great architects with his genre-defying sound as an instrumentalist and bandleader," the academy said in a statement issued to TMZ.com. "As a two-time Grammy Award winner and recipient of The Recording Academy's 2004 Heroes Award, Ike's legacy as a ground-breaking pioneer in the music industry will never be forgotten."
Turner died Wednesday at his home in San Marcos, Calif., at the age of 76.
The cause of his death had not been disclosed, E! Online said.