His contribution to Black Music, Pop, Rock, Funk, Jazz, Soul & Modern Music raised the bar across the board; while his gift uplifted and continues to inspire many, myself included. The intense commitment to awaken the spirit of mankind is felt in his plethora of compositions in addition to his signature blend of Classical & Blues; while his complex body of work remains challenging and spiritually liberating. Thank You Mr GEORGE DUKE. Rest In Paradise. Please keep his family and loved ones in thought and meditation.