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Twitter reacts to the death of jazz icon Chick Corea

The longtime Clearwater resident died Feb. 9 at the age of 79.
Chick Corea is photographed with his awards at the 49th Annual Grammy Awards on Feb. 11, 2007, in Los Angeles.  Corea, a towering jazz pianist with a staggering 23 Grammy awards who pushed the boundaries of the genre and worked alongside Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock, has died. He was 79. Corea died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021, of a rare for of cancer, his team posted on his web site.
Chick Corea is photographed with his awards at the 49th Annual Grammy Awards on Feb. 11, 2007, in Los Angeles. Corea, a towering jazz pianist with a staggering 23 Grammy awards who pushed the boundaries of the genre and worked alongside Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock, has died. He was 79. Corea died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021, of a rare for of cancer, his team posted on his web site. [ KEVORK DJANSEZIAN | AP ]
Published Feb. 11
Updated Feb. 11

As news of the death of jazz musician Chick Corea spread across social media today, journalists, musicians and others shared memories of encounters and pieces of his music that meant something to them.

Corea, a Scientologist and longtime resident of Clearwater, won 23 Grammys over his extensive career. A statement posted to his website said he died of “a very rare form of cancer.”

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