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10/25/2014 12:30 pm ET Updated Oct 26, 2014

Cream Bassist Jack Bruce Dead At 71

Jack Bruce, singer and bassist of classic rock band Cream, died at the age of 71, his family confirmed on his Facebook page Saturday.

"It is with great sadness that we, Jack’s family, announce the passing of our beloved Jack: husband, father, granddad, and all round legend. The world of music will be a poorer place without him, but he lives on in his music and forever in our hearts," the Bruce family wrote.

A rep for Bruce confirmed to TMZ that he died from liver disease.

An acclaimed bass player for Cream, Bruce also sang lead vocals on Cream songs like "Sunshine of Your Love" and "White Room." The group, whose members also included Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker, were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993.

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