The seven-time Grammy Award-winner is best known for his theme song ‘Moonlighting’, for the television show of the same name. His breakout album was 1981’s Breakin' Away.
His loved ones asked that in lieu of flowers or gifts, donations be made the Wisconsin Foundation for School Music, an organization that supports music opportunities, teachers, and scholarships for students in Milwaukee and throughout Wisconsin.
Last week, updates on Jarreau’s Twitter account announced he had entered a hospital for exhaustion and was forced to retire from touring “with complete sorrow.”
“The medical team has instructed that he cannot perform any of his remaining 2017 concert dates,” his team said in the statement.
They continued, “He is thankful for his 50 years of traveling the world in ministry through music, and for everyone who shared this with him – his faithful audience, the dedicated musicians, and so many others who supported his effort.”