JJ Cale, the man who wrote Eric Clapton classics Cocaine and After Midnight, has died aged 74.
Clapton and Cale collaborated on the 2006 album The Road to Escondido, which won the Best Contemporary Blues Album category in 2008.
He also sang on Angel on Clapton's Old Sock album - Cale's last released music.
His career saw him release 14 albums, Lynyrd Skynyrd made Cale's song "Call Me The Breeze" famous, and bands including Santana, The Allman Brothers, Johnny Cash, and many others covered his songs.
A statement on his website said: "We've lost a great artist and a great person.
"JJ Cale passed away at 8:00 pm on Friday July 26 at Scripps Hospital in La Jolla, CA. He had suffered a heart attack.
"There are no immediate plans for services.
"Donations are not needed but he was a great lover of animals so, if you like, you can remember him with donations to your favorite local animal shelter."