Los Angeles, July 28 IANS | 1 year ago

Singer-songwriter and musician JJ Cale, who wrote the song "Cocaine", died of heart attack. He was 74.


The announcement of his demise was made through a statement on his website, reports mirror.co.uk.

"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, California. He had suffered a heart attack," said the statement.

"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."

Cale was one of the originators of the Tulsa Sound, a mix of rockabilly, country, rock 'n' roll, and blues sounds. His career saw him release 14 albums and his songs have been covered by acts including Johnny Cash and Santana.

(Posted on 28-07-2013)