LONDON (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Ronny Jordan, a pioneering guitarist in the acid jazz movement has died. He was 52 at the time of his passing.
Jordan, who described his music as a blend of hip-hop, jazz and R&B first made an impact after being featured on the 1993 release Guru's Jazzmatazz, Vol. 1. Jordan is perhaps best know for his 1993 hit "The Jackal" which was covered by Allison Janney during an episode of "The West Wing."
He was also nominated for a Grammy Award for his 2000 album, "A Brighter Day."
On 14 January, 2014, Jordan's brother and sister announced via Facebook that Jordan had died, but did not disclose the cause of death.
In a statement released by Jordan's agency Lexium Entertainment, Mike Jamison wrote:
"I was extremely sad to hear the news of the passing of a close friend and longtime client. Ronny Jordan was taken away from us way too early and his friendship and talent will be missed. I would like to send my deepest condolences to Ronny's family, friends, and fans. Additionally, in this time of grief, I would ask that all inquiries be directed to email@example.com, so we can allow his family privacy."
"Lexium Entertainment & Talent Agency would like to extend their deepest condolences to family, friends and fans and would like to invite all to join us on our Facebook page in remembering Ronny Jordan. Mike Jamison has worked with Ronny very closely over the years, and Ronny was part of the Family", added Prince Kennedy, President of Lexium Entertainment & Talent Agency. – Staff Writers