You took me in and taught me responsibility to family, to work hard and never quit, to be humble when praised for a good job, you showed me how be kind in the face of ignorance and cruelty, that friends are family, and music connects the hearts and minds of people all over the world. Until we see each other again Pops.
I discovered George on the Over Night Sensation Album of Frank Zappa in 74'. From that point on, I seek out his music like a bloodhound. After joing the Military, I was in a record shop in Germany, and discovered FEEL. When I came back home to Dallas, George and Billy Cobham had collaborarated On Live in Euorpe which I caught the Live show at The Agora Ballroom. When I heard he and Al Jarreau were playting the Dallas Convention Center in 2005 along with Rochelle Farrell, we danced in the isles while George played Dukey Stick on that keyboard that looks like a guitar. Rashid, I love that song also your father named for you, off of the Feel CD. He was a happy loving music man, who brings me still hours of listening joy. Thank God he created George Duke, for George was such a genius creator himself!
Thank you for giving us your beautiful music to caress our hearts. No Rhyme, No Reason was my favorite song. I will always remember you. May the Duke family find comfort in the words of Jesus Christ who loves us all.
I had the pleasure of taking my nine yr old son to see Mr. Duke on June 22nd in Sacramento. He had a ball dancing and moving his bad self to the wonderful sounds. You will be missed. I will cherish that special night with my some but also with you Mr. Duke. Thank You for your awsome music. God Bless....
Sad you are gone but your music will live on. RIP Sir Duke.
Wow Duke, you still live in your music.. Your missed by the millions of fans, friends and your boys and family.. But your now with your beautiful Corine .. God Bless you both ...
Grande, tu música me reconfortó durante la guerra civil en El Salvador. Se que estás junto a nuestro Dios.
He will be greatly miss. Rip Mr duke
Your music got us through so many study nights in College. The love of your music bought my college sweet heart and I together in matrimony. We played your music at our wedding. A great loss to the music community.
George your music was an inspiration my life ever since I was a child I've always loved your 1979 classic "I Want You for Myself"; and many others. We will see each other in heaven with our lord Jesus Christ: along with your two sons and dear wife that passed before . May Jesus comfort your family. Duane Goins Randallstown , MD
George, we will deeply miss you and your music. You were an inspiration for me, my wife Marcia and a great number of our friends. We love you!
God Bless George Duke. I was a huge fan but never saw him in person.
very saddened to hear about the loss of George Duke another jazz legend of the keyboard he may be gone but thank god we have his great music to remember him by. I can only imagine the awesome jam session that is going on in heaven with all these giants that have gone on before us. may our loving savior bless and comfort his family at this time of loss. rest in peace George thank you for the awesome music you left us
To the family of "my musical hero", George Duke. I cannot get enough of the wonderful music he has created and know there will never be another like him. Thank God for the life of George Duke and for all the albums I will continue to enjoy in his memory.
To the family, What an entertainer! He will be truly missed. May the God of all comfort sustain you during this difficult time.
So sorry for your loss...the world has lost another jazz legend! George will be missed!
To the family and friends of Mr George Duke
Please accept my warm and sincere condolences. May you hold onto the fond memories you have of him,as well as the warm embrace of each other. Always remember too, that our Heavenly Father really cares for you and will give you the direction needed during this sad chapter in your lives.(1 Peter 5:6-7)(Proverbs 3:5-6) Again, you have my deepest sympathy.
So sadden by the news of the greatest.. George Duke.. He will be so missed by both of us.. I will always love his music and it will stay in my heart forever. Love, Linda & Anthony Serveio
God Bless the family, friends and fans of George Duke. I will miss you dearly, and I thank you for the wonderful music through the years. Especially "Sweet Baby" and "Rhyum or Reason." Rest in Peace.
May the family have peace and trust in the God of all comfort (2 Cor. 1:3)
BEST IN THE BUSINESS, I HAVE A LOT OF HIS MUSIC, BLESSINGS TO THE FAMILY.
George Duke's creativity and great contribution to music will be forever missed. I will cherish the beautiful music he gave all of his fans! God Bless.
You will be missed,your music was such an uplift to me,whether i was happy or sad,or just wanted to hear the sounds of George Duke.You were an inspiration to so many of people.
I have loved George Duke's music for a long, long time. I got to meet with him on the Smooth Jazz cruise in 2008. He was such a down to earth guy, funny and so nice. The jazz world has lost a great one. No one could play that "Dukey Stick" like George :-)
You will be missed. May God give your family strength in their hour of need.
We were all very inspired by the music of Mr.George Duke. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.
RIP GEORGE. You brought joy to many through your music. Thank you !
I've been a fan since the Zappa days. You were the foundation of my musical world. Any mention of you on an album, I bought it. If you were anywhere near Michigan, I was there. You were a major influence in the music industry Mr. Duke. R.I.P.
made the world a much better place/ much love
Thank you george" your song starting again" helped me at the lowest time in my life..allaah bless and keep you.
You have been the wind beneath my wings...namaste Sir Duke.
you are the reason that i play keyboards,i put some of you licks into my music at the new hope baptist church.i'm gonna keep it funky for the lord. thanks mr.duke. kirk
Absolute year! Absolute POWER! Absolute Divinity!
Always enjoyed the sound and talent of Mr. George Duke...Thank you Lord for giving him time here on Earth.
We extend our heartfelt sympathy to the family of Mr. George Duke. What a talented man. It has been a joy to listen to his music over the years. I had the pleasure of meeting him and that occasion will remain in my memory forever. May you find comfort in the memories that you have. Peace be with you.
There will never be another like George Duke.
sir goerge duke...I have always enjoyed your music. snapshot one of the best albums of all time. I was looking forward to you coming to fresno, but your music lives on!
May God Bless the Family.Although, I did not know Mr. Duke personally, it was obvious that he exuded class , and the class was embodied in his music.
Mr. Duke...thank you for your musical contributions to the world. Your lost is likened to loosing a great friend...won't be another like you! On the positive, Heaven just got another great one!
"Straight from the heart!"
GEORGE YOU ARE SUCH A GREAT ARTIST AND BROTHER FOR ALL MUSICIANS WORLD WIDE WE WILL ALLWAYS REMEMBER YOU AHD YOUR WONDERFUL PASSION OF MUSIC WE LOVE YOU GOD BLESS YOU AND OUR HEARTS GOS OUT TO YOUR FAMILY TONY HANDY AND THE HD FUSION BAND
Through the music , live and in concert, we grew up together. "Happy Trails" to you George, "til we meet again".
Thank you George for allowing me to hear your Music one more time during the Clarke-Duke Bring It Tour 4. I also thank you dearly for giving my step-son Henry (Henri' as you called him)the opportunity to perform with you, one of the greatest musicians of all time. We will miss you dearly.
I first met Mr. Duke standing in line at a movie theatre in LA about 1980. The movie was 'The Eyes of Laura Mars'. I turned around in the long line and George was standing behind me. I introduced myself and told him how much I enjoyed his music. When he and Stanley Clarke came to town, I was often there.
Fast forward 2010, I met him again and asked if he remembered that story. He said, almost.lol.
Love you George. Miss you my old friend.
You changed lives with your work. You will be greatly missed.
We love you George, you and you music will forever be in our hearts! You will really be missed!
Duke say hi to Charlie for me. Move foward my brother!!!!
George Duke was my favorite artist of all times. My favorite songs were You, Say that you will, and Movin On. Rest in peace my bother.
Our hearts go out to the family and friends of George Duke. We only knew him through his music and the spirit he shared with the world. We were so blessed to be able to see him in concert several times. But, our most memorable experience of him was taking our young grandsons to see him at Yoshi's in Oakland, Ca. They were mesmerized and very appreciative of his interaction with the audience.
Although we would like him here (physically) forever, we know that he has much more work to do beyond what we can see. We love him for all that he was to the world. We send you peace and comfort.
May you rest in piece with your beautiful sweet wife, Corrine. You made my life so much better with your true gift from God! Rest In Peace #sweet baby
This light will always be lit in Remembrance of your life... George Duke. .
I have been saying since your passing, that the "Universe has lost a star. A star that creatived a cosmic force in the music industry. RIP Sir GEORGE DUKE you will be truly missed, but now you are with your "Sweet Baby, RIP Ms.Corine..
Your music will live on <3 MR. DUKE
I have followed your music for so many years & you will be sorely missed. To your family, may God give you His continuous comfort & peace of mind. Remember, he still lives as long as you live, for he is part of you.
Shocked to learn of Master Duke's passing - he was a tireless creator and collaborator. Perhaps he burnt out his candle too soon? Massive fan of his since 1980. He has gifted us with over 30 solo albums ... thank you for the feast GD ... you are already part of music history.
I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Duke in 1997, after a performance in Cleveland. Though he was an icon, he treated me like an old friend. One of the nicest of God's creations.
Rev. Mark Banks
George gonna miss you and your music. Rest in peace my friend.
Greatness Mr. Duke that's what we all will miss, now you are in heaven playing music as always,
Blessings & Peace 2 this family 4 a life well lived: Mr. Duke left his print on the world of MUSIC. THANK YOU 4 SHARING HIM WITH US. HE WAS A MENTOR 2 MANY.
I have been devastated since I heard the news. I can't count how many times I saw Mr. Duke live. An Icon. The music world is better because of Mr. Duke. RIP.
What can I say! It's too hard to believe! My husband and I loved George Duke music! He will be greatly missed!
I first met George Duke on my birthday last January, 2012 at the Catalina Bar and Grill on Sunset in Los Angeles while with some friends. George and I met through a guest of his that night. Once we met I told him that my birthday was on January 12th and my friends brought me there to see him perform. He said my birthday is the 12th too and that he didn't believe me that I was just saying that to get his autograph so of course I had to pull out my drivers license and prove to him that it was then I asked him to let me see his drivers license because I didn't believe him either so he did and we laughed. He asked me and my friends to stay afterwards for cake and share his birthday with him since it was mines too. Of course we did. He was very nice and polite to us. That was a very special birthday!
Although you're not here physically, your music will remain with us forever. Rest In Peace George!
Will always treasure the thrill of seeing George's performance @ The Montreux Jazz Festival Tour in Raliegh,N.C.
Prayers to the Duke family. My first concert date with my, now, husband of 8 years was to see George Duke in 2000 @ Yoshi's in Emeryville, CA. What a talent...he will be greatly missed from the music scene
RIP GEORGY...Your gift was immeasurable and your contributions to the music industry are immortal. "STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART" -Larry Kagler (San Antonio, Texas)
Remembering your great love story today and always.
missing you george thanks for 10 plus years of beautiful memories and advise.I know Corine is happy to see you.R.I.P.
Sadness ropes around my heart at this great loss, yet joy in it's own measure comes as well as I believe you are "reaching towards heaven". Well done, Mr. George Duke.
i love your music u have touched so many the love NO RHYTME NO REASON it is so real you are a genius and and angel now. GOD has blessed us all with your presence on earth we all love you.
RIP MR. DUKE GOD REACH FOR YOU.
R I P....much blessings and prayers
I received a call at 7:15 a.m. on Monday morning, informing me of George Duke's death.I am devastated. George Duke and I grew up together in Marin City. His mother was one of my kindergarten teachers and one of my mother's best friends. His mother and I stayed in contact up until her death several years ago. Whenever I was at attendance at his Bay Area performances we would make contact. George and I took piano lessons together with concert pianist, the late Sir Jules Haywood (of Third Baptist Church in San Francisco). We both graduated from Tamalpais High School in Mill Valley. George and I are both Capricorns. Our birthdays are six days apart in different years . George's birthday is January 12, mine is January 6. I was going to purchase my ticket for his upcoming performance (with Stanley Clarke and others) at the Oakland Paramount Theater scheduled this October, when I received the news. George Duke was a child prodigy, a musical genius and an overall good person.The musical community will not be the same. He will be greatly missed.
His life is a testimony to his genius. One of the songs on his last albmn is "Missing You" which he wrote for his late wife. How appropriate for his memory as well. "Missing You" so much George. You will remain a great family friend. Kiss your mom (Mrs. Beatrice Duke), my mom (Mrs. Willie Mae Mack) and your dear wife Corine.You are now playing for the heavenly choir! Do what you do BEST-PLAY!
John and Rashid know that GOD is a comforter. You are in my prayers.
May God give you rest and I will see you in that Great Gettin' up Morning.
But, for now, thank you for a Big heart, a hearty laugh, and an amazing, varied, and abundantly listenable catalog of music to remember you by until we meet again in Yahweh's Kingdom.
Oh, by the way. You will soon see that you were right about The Messiah ;)
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
George, Thanks for the inspiration you gave me as a pianist. You were the BEST!
George-you will be making great music with the other great souls awaiting your arrival in the heavenly realm. We had your earthly soul and it was enjoyable and will never be forgotten no rhyme no reason why you left to soon.
Denise Haughton Bear.De
Thank You for your Music Mr.George Duke one my Favorite Mentor's in music so sorry we lost you we love you and your Family and Music God Bless,
Rest in peace George.
We thank you for your creativity until the end.
George was such a talented musical genius. I'd seen him many times and finally went to meet him after a concert. He was the nicest man. He's my favorite jazz artist. After meeting him, I loved him more.
I will miss his unique musical expressions.
May God comfort his family. We are so grateful to have shared in his journey. RIP George.
WE will truly miss George Duke but I will always remember him our wedding Anniversary and his birthday are the same date. Met you in Montreux and Rotterdam, and you were always very friendly. RIP Mr Duke <3
Thanks for many wonderful years of OUTSTANDING music..May GOD be with you and your family...RIP to you and your wife.
I just wanted to say I am thankful to have listened to George Duke's music since I was 16 years old--37 years ago. I feel as though I knew him; my heart goes out to his family and to those who truly did know him.
Thanks so much for the beautiful music.. You were truly one of a kind.. RIP Sir Duke!
Heaven wants again has taken a wonderful angel! I know there will be sweet music made in heaven. Rest in peace
You will truly be missed. We send your family our deepest sympathy. Thank you Sir Duke for giving us so MUCH!
I thank you for all your Beautiful and Fun Music!Your Spirit will live in our hearts and your music will play forever..."Reach For It"
Sir Duke --it is so evident since your death that you were truly loved and respected by not only your musical colleagues, but revered in the hearts of fans like me. I had the wonderful pleasure of seeing you at the Capital Jzz Fest in Columbia, MD! Your songs --"Sweet Baby" and "No Rhyme, No Reason" --are forever etched in my heart...I can only say that the Lord called your sweet spirit home to rest with your partner, your love, Corine. We have lost a wonderful musician --you shall never be forgotten! Many prayers to Rashid, John, and, other family members...
I will always treasure meeting Mr. Duke during the question & answer segment on the CAPITAL SUPERCRUISE. R.I.P. Mr. Duke.
-Joyce Jackson (Hampton VA )
he is one of jazz giant he will be miss
Sir Duke I love you and bless your beautiful Spirit which shone brightly through your music. Play something special for my Mom up there.
RIP Mr. George Duke. Wonderful music!
It was an honor to talk with you on the 2012 capitol jazz fest cruise where you were actually writting the "dreamweaver" project.Im sure there is a place for you by gods side.
He was a musical genious. George was someone who you could tell & feel his passion for music through his playing. He will definitely be missed but never forgotten. The one and only George Duke. His family is in our prayers.
I miss you already George...Thank you my brother.....Doc Woodard
When is the funeral? Is it going to be public? I want to attend. He was a genius
Thank you for all the musical contributions that you made. I've been a fan of yours since 1974, when a friend of mine turned me onto "Faces & Reflections". That album helped me get MS in EE. It felt like a endless voyage waiting for enjoying your next release or collaboration. To your family, thank you for sharing him with us. May God keep you in His bosom as you celebrate George's life. Rest in Peace
Wishing love and peace to the Duke family from Columbus, Ohio.
We've lost a great musician but an even greater man. RIP my brother. Your music and vitality lives on forever.
GEORGE: I'M GOING TO MISS YOUR MUSIC !!!!
I ENJOY LISTENING TO YOUR MUSIC AFTER A HECTIC DAY [VERY RELAXING] THANK YOU BUDDY!! MARK NARGES TOLEDO,OHIO
George you are now in the arms of God. Surrounded by your angel Corrine. Rest dear friend. Your music will live in our hearts forever. Your music has touch my soul. I am going to miss you.
an absolute true gent and wonderful musician ,ever inspiring, may you rest in peace.
Thank you for sharing your talent with the world. You will be sorely missed. You and your beloved wife Corine are back together again. Rest in Paradise!
Rest in peace Mr. Duke. I met you at a nightclub (The Oak Tree)in Oakland. You are one of the coolest guys God ever created. Thanks for the Music!
Rest in peace YOU WILL BE MISS
Master musician - extraordinaire - deep authenticity of innovative sounds with mastery - executed great collaboration with fellow artists - will be missed from the wonders of the artistic world of music ! Valentine from New Orleans
thank you for the great great I mean the best music man you will be very missed love your music god keep you with me always
Sir Duke, May you rest in peace. I hope you are playing with the angels.
We lost a musical legend, he will definitely be missed!!!!
May you rest in peace
A great musician whose works and wit will be missed
May the memory of the righteous forever be a blessing
Just Think, Now you are playing along side God.
Thanks for leaving a legacy of great music. You will be missed but I still have my memories!
Loved him and his music for most of my life..an inspiration to so many musicians..its like a knife through the heart to hear the news...
You are the best George, I will miss you, you are one of the best musicians in the world, you will never be forgotten, save a front row
seat for me.. Your cousin Patricia Neal-Coleman & Family - Los Angeles
To the Duke family iam so sorry for yur lost but his music
will live n our hearts forever music tuu our soul, God bless
I purchased the Master of the Game when I was 12 years old in '79. One of the best musicians of our time and I love Mr.Duke music still to this day. RIP! Pass the message down!
I have been a huge fan of Mr. George Duke for years. His style and grace vocally and on the keyboards and synths have always astounded me. When I heard of his passing, it hit me like a ton of bricks!! I was supposed to meet him in this lifetime. But it was just like one of my uncles had passed away. But we have to remember he never belonged to us. God lent him to us to render music and speak to us thru music. Now he is playing a song for God, Himself, that he could never have played in this earthly world. I'm sure he is enjoying himself to the utmost now!! Congratulations on your promotion Brother George!!! Play Brother!!!
With my sincerest wishes,
Vocalist and Guitarist
To the Duke Family, you are in our thought and prayers. George was a major influence in my playing for over 30 years and he will never be forgotten. Happy Trails to you George, until we meet again! R.I.P.
Godspeed George Duke. Stanley C. Smith; Miami,Florida
one of the best muscians I ever heard I will miss him dearly
I love all your music, rest in peace.
R.I.P. George, now heaven's got the best band!! Play on George, play on!!!!
Last year I had the opportunity to meet Mr. Duke in person with my wife and tell him that he wrote the soundtrack for our life. We simply thanked him. RIP Sir Duke you will be missed!
Great musician I've listen to his music for 40 years RIP George Duke Garlan McCruter (mansfield ohio)
The best among the rest. The best!!!!
I have been a dedicated fan since I was a child. The song, Missing You, had me in tears last night--I played it over and over. I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to hear and enjoy the music of such a gifted human being, though I am sad he has passed away. He is with his beautiful wife now. May God bless you all, Duke family.
This saddens me so. God bless George. The Aura WILL prevail!
Had the pleasure of seeing u at Capital Jazz Fest @Bull Run Park and also @ the Fraze in Ketterin Ohio.Will always remember that.Rih Mr. DUKE
Rest in Peace George. We will miss the Dukey stick.
Kevin Bernard,Los Angeles,Ca
George was the most amazing synth player/Master in the World. He was truly the "Master of the Game"; and my friend and Mentor. His messages in music were Heaven Sent. I send prayers to the family for comfort.
RIP Thank you so much for sharing your talents. May God bless your family and legacy.
He will be missed. His music will live on in my life. Praying for the family.
Great legend of our time. Praying for the family.
Peace Be unto you.
A great loss to the music world...
I am absolutely sad but at the same time very happy I was able to appreciate his music and personally meet him. George Duke's music has touched me so much throughout the years. Music so great. Going to greatly miss him.
RIP YOU ARE TRULY GOING
TO BE MISSED AND YOUR MUSIC
One of the giants in the music industry. His musical collaborations with Stanley Clarke and other notables are classic and noteworthy. He will truly be missed!
My prayers go out to the family
All jazz lovers will miss you greatly,play on george! ;-)
george...what a beautiful gift of music you shared with the world. we thank you for the unforgetable sounds and your contributions to many others. you will always be mentioned among the very best.
Heaven has a corner where the groove well last for eternity. You were indeed a Master... your music will live on among us forever... sadly and forever missed
Thank you George for your wonderful talent, I enjoyed seeing you and friends in concert in New Jersey and watching you on DVD. You are the most amazing talent, may God bless you and keep you safe in his care. Heaven is full of good music now, Rest in Peace.
Thank you for musical contributions. Your sweet sounds will live on forever. Fair winds Mr.Duke.
Thanks for the wonderful music. The Duke will deffinetly be missed.
Your music brought joy to all of us. You will truly be missed by all that knew you and love you. Rest now and family take comfort in Jesus Christ during this time.
I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. Such a talented man. I have enjoyed much of his music. May your hearts be filled with joyful memories of him as you remember a life well lived. May the Hearer of Prayer give you the strength and peace, faith and endurance during this time of need (Ps. 46:1) With warm sympathy
A Musical Genius! His music will live in our hearts forever!
All people on the earth will sing to God very soon (Psalm 96:1). With deepest sympathy to family and friends.
You gave us a gift that will live on til the end of time. You inspired so many with your talents. Thank you
Thank u, for the wonderfull jazz music u gave the world.
R.I.P. Great George. You've been a constant inspiration for me!
My sincere condolences to the family of George Duke.
So sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort be with you as you cope with such a loss.2 Cor 1:4. Please ind comfort in the wonderful memories items you have of Gorge and may it help to ease your pain.
Rashid, I'm so sorry to hear your father has gone to rest. I was just listening to his music recently. Please know I really appreciate his work. May you find comfort in knowing one day you will be reunited in paradise on earth with your parents. You can live forever. Psalms 37:29
To the family of GEORGE DUKE I send my heartfelt condolences.He will be missed by many and we will treasure the music albums we have. During this difficult time I hope you draw comfort from the GOD of comfort. ISAIAH 61,1,2.
An Icon in the field of Music and the Art of jazz Brother George will surely be missed. Play on Brother George as you rest with our Africana Ancestors.
Brother Umar Shabazz of the Organization of African-American concerns
Thank you for all that good music George your vibrant smile and funny sense of humor is cherished beyond many words, your legacy will live forever in our hearts as we listen to your music, shine on my brother and walk one with Christ, may your family find peace.
M MY MY! Another star has gone to a better place..George Duke you will be missed but I know you are happy to b with your wife...R.I.P
George your music was a great inspiration my entire life from an early teenager until my grown years...You music was just so wonderful..I never met you but you seem like the most down-to-earth gentlemen anyone could be..May your soul rest in peace..My heart goes out to your family and may god give them peace through this loss...
THE PAIN RUNS DEEP.....AGAIN A LOST FOR WORDS THANK GOD AND THANK GOD FOR GEORGE DUKE I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU AS A HUMAN BEING AND ONE OF THE ELITE MUSICIANS OF ALL TIME.
George Duke .. A Musical Genius .. May our LORD comfort his family.. He will be deeply missed..
Stephon Lee (Washington D.C.)
Rashid - your father was a Great One from early on. I had the privelige of being connected to him in High School, we were in marching band together. His warm loving spirit embraced every one he encountered. He made it so much fun. Happy, warm, loving was his spirit. Always, such a pleasure to be around. Was so looking forward to seeing him at our Re-union, but the Lord had a more important mission for him. My condolences for your saddness. God Bless You!
thank you for those smooth sounds,you can never go wrong with jazz
George, I will remember your music forever. I thank you for "Broken Glass" my favorite.
Thanks for sharing your gift of music with all of us. You are in good company with Frank, and hopefully making beautiful music again from up above. We will be listening for it from here.
Our hearts go out to the Duke family God has added a rose to his garden we are praying for your entire family,
To The Family,
Geo.is at peace. Think of the good times and smile. May he be in The Book Of Life, and the Most High God comfort you during this time.
R.I.P George Duke!!! My favorite songs back in the day were Reach For It and Dukey Stick they were my jams and still listen to them today!!! You WILL Be Missed!!! God Bless Your Family!!!
My thoughts and prayers go to the Duke family. Mr. Dukes musical talent and vision was more than enjoyable and will be missed. May our Heavenly Father grant all of you peace and comfort in your time of sadness. (2Cor.1:2-4)
Heaven has yet another great musician. We'll all meet up one day.
I am saddened by the loss of a classmate from Tamalpias, Mill Valley, Ca class of 1963. What a nice fellow he was.
My sympathy to his family & all our classmates that knew him.
A wonderful talented soul will be missed and now he will play for the Heavenly Choir. Rest your soul now sir!!
I loved your music to include Duke stick and I think your not the one for me. I know you are in heaven playing for the Lord. Rest in peace.
THANKS FOR THE GREAT MUSIC AND SHARING YOUR GIFT WITH THE WORLD! RI P AND GOD BLESS YOUR FAMILY
Duke you are the keyboard master always...
What a phenomenal talent of a human being. I was always thrilled, when I knew he was coming to town, or when he was taking part in a entourage that was coming in concert. He will be missed. T.S.Berkley
I am so shocked and deeply saddened from learning of Mr. Duke's passing just now!! He became my keyboard hero when I first listened to his "Don't Let Go" album which is still to this day, one of my all time favorite albums. I did get to meet him & watch his amazing in concert performances in 1987 at the Newport News Jazz festival. His smile is unforgettable! His personality was incredible. I will never, ever forget him or how his music has been a big factor in my life & music technology career!! My sincerest condolences to the entire Duke family, close friends, and musicians of this legendary and extraordinary keyboardist!! You are now cleared to follow your rainbow Mr. Duke. . . Rest in harmonic peace
All I can say is that I have loved your music since the album Reach for it came out in 77 I wish that I could have seen you in concert in person just once ,then my music life would have been completed George Duke --My favorite perfectionist
Duke was one of the best musicians of all time. reach for it will always be one of the greatest funk songs of all time. As a fan of george since i first hear him on frank zappa's album, he was the first artist i looked for in the record shop.Saw him play in Houston,tx when he invited people from the audience to play on stage. God bless his family and friends.
I am 55 years old and began listening to George at age 19. He exposed me to an alternative (there's actually not a worthy word) style that taught me how to appreciate different kinds of music to a point where I even gained a deeper admiration for lyrics, even in languages I could not speak. He was a seed to my collection of vinyl as I would hear artists on his albums and purchase their albums and so on. My favorite genre at the moment is probably reggae, but my eyes would have never opened to it without George. With photos of my family/friends and my music collection undoubtedly being my two most prized material possessions, I have lived and breathed music all my life because of him (sometimes to a fault). His concerts were like having him in my basement (I truly felt like I knew him). Though I am saddened by the loss of "my friend", I am thankful of the "higher power" and George's family and friends for your understanding and sacrifice in allowing him to share his love and spiritual gift with me and the world. Fortunately, my huge "DUKE" collection and memories will comfort me as with a heavy heart, I smile in gratitude. ENJOY YOUR BETTER PLACE, GEORGE....and Thank You!!!!!!!
To The Duke Family,
Saddened yesterday to hear about the passing of Mr. Duke. I always loved his music and paid tribute by listening to some of my favorite songs, Sweet Baby,Simple Things, No Rhyme, No Reason along w/others. He will never be forgotten. May he be welcomed into heaven as one the Musical Angels. God be w/the family during this difficult time.
May the God of tender mercies grant you comfort in the reasurction hope. He has promised that we will see our loved ones again.
Rest in peace George you will truly be missed
Love Your Music!!
Gone But Not Will Never Forget!!
My sincere condolences to the Duke family. He was a great musician and his music will reign forever.
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of George Duke. His talent as a musician is with out question and his humble personality showed all who he really was a good human being. thank you for sharing your life with us you will be missed. !
Your music will keep you relevant forever You will be missed
Gone but not forgotten. Thank you for sharing through your music.
It hasn't sunk in yet that George Duke won't be around anymore. He has been a "steady musical value" for me the past 35 years. Amazing how he could speak straight to the heart with his music and with his synth-solos in particular. Thank you Dukey, we'll miss you...
R.I.P. GD, thanks for sweet baby!!!
Rest In Paradise!!! You we're one in a MILLION!!!
May God Bless you my brother.
a-Lighted candle w/vibes of Love is sent your way in the loss of your love-1- R.I.P. SiR George Duke...... -2-GoD-Be-The-GLory-
GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU...HIS MUSIC SPOKE FOR ITSELF!!! MAY THE PEACE THAT PASSETH ALL UNDERSTANDING BE WITH YOU ALL IN THE DAYS AND TIMES TO COME.
Prays go out to the family, you are truly missed in my heart. Always love your music every beat. R.I.P. never forgotten Mrs. Hutchins
We have lost a musical master mind. Rest in peace George Duke...your music will live forever.
This note is to honor a GREAT musician, George Duke. Over the years you have helped musicians find their niche,and showed music fans what it is to be a true Musician. Rest In Peace Mr.George Duke
Wow you will always be remembered for the "dukie stick"...you don't realize how that song brought a house party to an one encore ...RIP my friend Keith O. Tate CEO Tatermade Fitness
One of the true Electronic Keyboard innovators & Pioneers RIP Mr Duke.
What A GREAT MAN! He left us with wonderful music. Thanks for sharing.
My husband has ALL your music... He just brought "DreamWeaver" last month when it was released. We listened to it together last night... AWESOME... your legacy will continue for future generations to fully enjoy! Sincerest Condolences and Prayers to the entire Duke Family...
I only met George through his music. What a genius, what a master. Though I never knew him personally, I will be forever grateful for his gift to me. My sincerest sympathies to the Duke Family. God bless.
Just a "Friend."
You will be miss. May God be with you always.
George Duke, you nor your music will be forgotten! RIP!
Julie Dennis, Fayetteville, NC
RIP Mr. Duke,
Loved you music, your music will live on.
From the "Dukey Stick", to "Sweet Baby", to "No Rhyme No Reason", and so many other hits and ballads over the years, George Duke was and is the quintessential epitome of the word versatile. With an uncanny ability to create beautiful music that will span every generation, this dude and his amazing sound will be tremendously missed. I loved all of his music, have almost every album, and loved to see him perform in concert. I especially appreciated his relentless commitment to musical perfection. May God watch over, bless and keep both his sons safe from harms way, and we pray that they will understand that the Lord decided it was time to bring the most talented keyboardist ever into his heavenly orchestra.
While here on this earth, Mr. George Duke reached for it and now has moved on. Thank you for all the wonderful music and the memories. ~ Rest In Peace.....
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
It is my prayer that you are comforted by God, Family and Friends. Mr. George Duke will always be remembered in my heart as "A Jazz Legend"!!!
Death sometimes seems so final, but "It's not Goodbye, but rather "See You In The Morning."
Into the heavenly funk you go George,R.I.P. and groove on. I'll jam ya till we meet again.
We are saddend by the loss of this GREAT!!! Man and all of the beautiful music he created and gave us the pleasure of enjoying for many decades his inspiration
through his music has truly moved us all. He will be TRULY,TRULY, MISSED a Beautiful Man with a Beautiful Spirit we will LOVE HIM ALWAYS and His BEAUTIFUL Music he left us All to enjoy Forever!!!
We LOVE YOU GEORGE!!!
Gone Too Soon But Never Forgotten!
Sweet Dreams to You Now and Forever!
With Love to Your Family
May God Give You Everlasting Life and Eternal Rest and Peace.
Now give GOD your Best Performance Ever and the Angeles as your Back up Singers and Your Beautiful Music will be heard once again in Heaven by All.
Sincerely, Your Greatest Fan EVER and Vocalist.
R.I.P. Mr.Duke your music touched me so much and I enjoyed your contributions to such legends in music it will live on.
MISS VICKY FULLER FWB FL
God bless you and your loved ones ~ Rest in peace.
The first time I heard his music I was hooked, thank you for all the memories. Rest In Paradise Mr Duke!!!
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
My condolences to the family at this difficult time. May you allow God's words to bring you peace. Matthew 5:4
May God be with his son's; family and friends. George is with both our Heavenly Father and Corine and his music will live on.
My Prayers go out to the Duke family, I loved George's music. You are at peace my firend, and will be missed.
Gregory West - Akron, Ohio
There will definitely "Never be another". I have loved your music for over 30 years. RIP. You will definitely be missed.
I will miss you and your music greatly, GEORGE.The world has lost another fantastic writer ,producer, entertainer and you will be sadly missed. R.I.P.
R.I.P BUT STILL MAY YOUR MUSIC FOREVER LET US KNOW YOU WILL LIVE WITH US FOREVER. YOUR MUSIC AND MY COLLEGE DAYS GO HAND N HAND. SWEET SWEET MEMORIES.
REST IN PEACE YOUR MUSIC WILL LIVE ON FOREVER
No new years eve will ever be the same again,listening to** Speak Low **on New Years Eve 2000,will now resonate with me and my loved one forever.You will be so sorely missed Mr Duke.RIP.
Blessings to the Duke family.
The music world will never be the same. RIP...George.
R.I.P.ANOTHER ANGEL CALLED HOME LUV THE MUSIC GOD IS IN CONTROL.
My prayers go out to the family and friends. Rest In Peace.
RIP!!!!! THE WORLD GREATEST PIANO PLAYING MAN.....
May God keep you during your our of bereavement.
Rest in peace.gone but not forgotten
Im so sorry for your loss. John 6:40.
To the Duke family we send our sincerest condolences. Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled......I was a great fan. Saw George, and Billy Cobham at a little club in Houston back in the 70's called "The La Bastille" a subterranean location off of Main Street. I was sitting so close to the stage, and constantly exhorting George, he took the time to stop playing for a moment, and tell me, "Negro would you please sip that drink, and shut the hell up". Only one of the great memories I have of Him. Rest In Paradise My brother.
I have been in love with George Dukes music forever. I will also remember him. My deepest sympathy goes out to his famile.
George was what I considered one of the greats, if not the greatest, His music has lifted me out of slump so many times, you will be so missed
Thank You for the wonderful music
Peace and Love
heaven is making joyful noise with the help of a great musician ,rest in peace.
My deepest condolences to the family of Mr. Duke. I was fortunate enough to be on a jazz cruise with Mr. Duke. He is the consummate performer and a warm, lovely person. May he rest in peace.
My condolences to the family and loved ones of Mr. George Duke.
What an amazing talent!!!! I am saddened that you will not have your hand in anymore music. I am pleased you are back with your beloved wife.
RIP Mr. George Duke
To the Best keyboardist that every played thank you for touching our souls with your music.. Rest in Paradise..
My heart goes out to the Duke Family, You were awesome and talented and will be missed, your library of hits will last forever.
SIR DUKE.Love You AND YOUR MUSIC MUCH LOVE
Thanks so much for your beautiful music and it will last forever. Our prayers are with your family and friends. Rest In Peace.
TO THE ONE AN ONLY(MR.DUKE) TAKE YOUR PLACE ON THE BIG STAGE!
LOVE YOUR MUSIC!!!!!!!!!
RIP, sir. My payer is God would comfort and strengthen the family.
my deepest sympathy goes out to the family .beloved George .love his music
Love his music. Sorry 2 see him go
May God bless the Duke Family. You have my deepest sympathy.
I was totally shocked to learn of the passing of Mr. George Duke. THANK YOU for the beautiful music. (in tears) I was just listening to you yesterday. MAY YOU REST WITH GOD. Mr. Duke. Your music will live on and you will NEVER be forgotten. God Bless You and Thank you. My deepest condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Duke.
R.I.P. Mr.Duke (SWEET BABY)
My prayers go out to his family. I had the pleasure to met George after a concert with Rachell Ferrell, he was such a soft spoken man with a great laugh, he had a great spirit and I will forever remember him and his music. You two are together again. Rest In Peace.
My condolences to Mr Dukes family. I was so shocked to hear this news today. I had just pulled up "Sweet Baby" and "Movin' On" just last week. Needed to hear some good music.
RIP Mr. Duke...you will definitely be missed.
Though I didn't know you I felt as I did threw the years of studying and listening to your music.. Over the years the sounds has changed in the music of today. But the way I dealt with my issues threw your music will always remain the same...Thank you for the rhythms and life lessons threw your music helped me and my dealings in relationships...Cause today I still love my wife....
My life would have never been the same without the music that George Duke contributed to the world! I have a George Duke song for EVERY milestone in my life. I am having a "Duke Day" in his honor. Light, love, and music to his family, friends, and fans!!
Thanks for all the funky electronic music you gave us. Your music lives on!!!!!!!!!!!!
You will be missed by many...May your work live forever in our hearts!
Wow my heart goes out to the family and friends. My prayers and condolences. May God be with you always. I will forever be a fan. I loved his music. Making beautiful music in heaven. Rest in peace.
You may be gone but your music will live on.
D. Jordan … Fairfax VA
I remember the album with Stanley Clarke back in the day. One of my favorites back then. Your music will be missed greatly. RIP my friend
What a jam session they're having in heaven right now! Thank you George Duke for sharing your talents with the world through great, quality music. Peace and blessings to the friends and family of George Duke.
We will cherish the beautiful music you left behind. RIP Mr. Duke
"My deepest sympathy goes out to the family, friends, colleagues and neighbors on the passing of our beloved George. I love his music and performances. Thank you."
RIP George my prayers go out to the family.
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Love your music. Rest In Peace.
Heaven needed a master musician,well they have one now. Al Sullivan from SC, a fan for life.
Thanks for the music Mr.Duke. You'll never be forgotten and there will never be another like you. Rest in peace sir.
God Bless! I met your father doing the Soul Train Cruise in Feb 2013. . He was such a nice personable man. He will be missed!
A talent like Mr. Duke comes once in a lifetime. I have followed his music since the 70's. I am deeply saddened to learn of his passing. He will forever be in my heart and spirit for his music will never die. Rest in peace.
Thank you for all the wonderful music. I listen to No Rhyme No Reason and also Sweet Baby with Stanley Clark all the time. His music takes me back to good times in my life rest in peace your music touched so much it made you think about your life choices. Thank You
in God's care rest in peace
We will miss the musical genius of George Duke. He showed us nothing but love whenever we were in his company; always "smiling". There is nothing like him nor will there ever be again. God has released him from his earthly body,clothed,crowned him and wrapped his arms around him saying "well done."
His music will live on forever in our lives.We pray that God will bring comfort all family members.
george youre the greatest
Virtuoso is an understatement!
RIP Mr.Duke. The world has lost a great musician and man. Condolences to the family.
Sympathy and comfort to the family of a great legend in the music industry. Rest in peace. Gods Blessings.
Rest in peace, George. You and your wife are together once again. Blessings and condolences to those left behind. The music world has lost a great talent. Peggy Decker FL
Peace be upon you Namesake,
As I'm quite sure that the Ancestors have welcomed you with open arms & all the best to you as you have made your transition to join them in the ranks of the eternal spiritual realm.
And to your family & love ones, may your spirit continue to provide them with guidance & protection.
George Courtney, jr
The joy he brought to his music was infectious, in the best sense of the word. One has a sense that listening to music will not be quite as fun without his presence. I hope some young and gifted musician is able to continue the legacy that George has created.
George Duke was one of the best - past and present - who gave so much love from his keyboards. Thank you so much Mr. George Duke for all of the beautiful Jazz, Soul and Funk that you gave the world. You will be deeply missed. RIP and condolences to the Duke family.
Loved his music! Will truly miss. My condolences to the Duke family.
I have always love his music since i first heard him play. And the concerts were always nice. He will be trully missed but never forgotten... And to the family Prayers goes out to you all be strong and know that he will leave on in your hearts.
Another musical great has passed. R.I.P Mr. Duke
Rip Mr Duke one of the great artist of our time
I heard this this morning on the Tom Joyner Show, Loved this mans music. Rest in peace George Duke
I sit at my desk, fighting back tears for a man I never knew, but with whom I felt an intimate connection through all of the great music he made. He gave verse to those feelings I had, but personally lacked the ability to express. The true measure of a man's worth may very well be the number of people he leaves to mourn his passing. In the words of one of his songs, "How can love be so cold?" We will miss you, greatly! Condolences to the Duke family.
How well i remember getting my first tape 1978! I was so excited i screamed xmas. I loved his music, May you RIP...
We celebrate a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever. We are very thankful for the beautiful music that you shared with us........
Blessed be his memory. Mr. Duke's very creative works have been a part of my musical life since the 1970's. May the Lord of All Creation bring peace and comfort to his Loved Ones.
George was my cousin and I will really miss him his music and his love for family he is now in the same arms of our Saviour may The Lord sustain his famy in their hour of sorrow.
To the Family,
Mr. George Duke was the epitome of a brilliant musical producer, song writer and all the above. My goodness, I loved all his music. Prayers & blessings to the family.
R. Williams, MD
Sleep well Mr Duke. Thank you for the years of great music. You will be missed by many.
Dukey Stick will always be my favorite. RIP my brother.
My condolences to the DUKE family. your loved one will be missed. may the God of all comfort help your family to endure during this time of grief.
rip George, you will be missed. your great music will live forever. xo :(
George, you were more than just a musician to me. To me you WERE music. I considered you a friend although I only met you once. Your music is your legacy and quite a legacy it is! Thank you for the gift of music! You will be missed. Rest in peace my friend!
I was so sad to hear about the passing of not only a great musician but an outstanding man! I loved his music and was able to be in his company off stage one year when he appeared in Houston and we all went to dinner. God has called a true angel home to be with his beloved wife, Corine! My prayers are with the family!
To the George Duke Family:
Mr. Duke's talent has graced this planet with splendor and style enriching the lives of those whose ears heard it. I am deeply blessed that
Mr. Duke's music filled my life with such joy and peace.
God bless his soul.
One of the best keyboard artist ever!
loved your music. will be missed! God Bless
I enjoyed the music and arrangements of the multi-talented George Duke for so many years from when I was a teenager into my adulthood. Never ever heard anything bad about him...his comtemporaries always spoke so well of him and he always semed to be a down-to-earth and nice man. I am so glad I had the opportunity to see him perform live with Rachelle Ferrell, Gerald Albright and Jonathan Butler, at Wolf Trap, back in the Summer of 1997. It was a sold-out concert and so nice. Love me some No Rhyme, No Reason (ran out and bought the cassette, back in the day, after only hearing that song)! Also loved his piano playing on Anita Baker's Lead Me Into Love (remember seeing them perform this song, together, on late night TV, in the late 1980s). Sweet Baby (with Stanley Clarke) is also one of my favorites. He knew and understood what real music was. Rest In Peace, George! Your music lives on forever.
I REALLY LOVE HIS MUSIC. HE WILL BE MISSED. RIP GEORGE!
To the Family: Sorry to hear about this awesome musician passing. I really enjoy his music and was able to see him perform in person. May the days ahead bring you comfort.
Words can't how express how I felt upon learning of Georges passing. He was the consummate professional as well as one of the greatest musicians who ever lived as far as I"m concerned. My sincere condolencses go out to the Duke family. RIP George. Wasn't long before you could be with Corine. Tony B in Cleveland, Ohio by way of Detroit, Michigan where our journey began.
An inspiring story, praying for the family. Excellent Musician, RIP
OMG!! I JUST FOUND OUT HE PASSED. I HAVE LOVED HIS WORK FOR MANY YEARS AND HE WILL BE MISSED SO MUCH. BE STRONG THE DUKE FAMILY. I AM ONE OF HIS BIGGEST FANS.