Jack Bruce Dies Today at 71

Jack Bruce

Cream icon Jack Bruce has died at the age of 71, his family have announced.

The bassist and vocalist had been the victim of a series of hoax announcements about his passing in recent days, but it’s now been confirmed.

A brief statement on his official website, Facebook page and Twitter account says: “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 world of music will be a poorer place without him, but he lives on in his music and forever in our hearts.”

The statement has been supported by publicist Claire Singers, who says: “He died today at his home in Suffolk, surrounded by his family.”