Known for his tribute albums and shows as well as producing SNL’s music skits.
The legendary crooner died from heart complications.
The local legend had been hospitalized with COVID-19 symptoms, but coronavirus test results were pending.
He played Major Ematt in two of the latest Stars Wars films.
The musician had revealed his diagnosis on Friday.
The veteran rocker was still very much an active musician up until his death from the COVID-19 virus in New York City.
He died after a battle with cancer.
Former bandmates release statements remembering the recently deceased musician.
No cause of death was reported, but the accomplished drummer was apparently battling cancer.
Cameroonian artist collaborated with Fela Kuti and Herbie Hancock, and sued Michael Jackson for stealing his lyrics.
It is feared that the virus may have spread at the show, as another concert-goer has also tested positive.
The veteran thrash metal musician died of an apparent heart attack.