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Jazz musician George Duke dead at 67

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Jazz Artist George Duke gestures to photographers Sunday evening at the Kodak Theater. George Duke arrived to attend the Thelonious Monk Jazz Competition and Tribute Concert to Herbie Hancock on October 28, 2007 in Los Angeles. (UPI Photo/Scott Harms) | <a href="/News_Photos/lp/acc224eb614c949d901043d9b5f36df6/" target="_blank">License Photo</a>
Jazz Artist George Duke gestures to photographers Sunday evening at the Kodak Theater. George Duke arrived to attend the Thelonious Monk Jazz Competition and Tribute Concert to Herbie Hancock on October 28, 2007 in Los Angeles. (UPI Photo/Scott Harms) | License Photo

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Jazz, funk and R&B musician George Duke has died of chronic lymphocytic leukemia in Los Angeles, his record label Concord Music Group confirmed.

He was 67 when he died Monday, USA Today reported.

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The recording artist produced and collaborated with stars such as Frank Zappa, Michael Jackson and Miles Davis during a career that spanned more than four decades.

His music was also sampled by Kanye West, Ice Cube and MF Doom, the newspaper said.

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