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Jazz Legend Dave Brubeck

Dead at 91

12/5/2012 8:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Famed jazz pianist Dave Brubeck -- the man behind the famous song "Take Five" -- has died.

Brubeck's manager said the music icon passed away in Connecticut this morning due to heart failure, while on his way to a cardiology appointment. He was 91.

His birthday is tomorrow.

Brubeck was a living legend -- having written several jazz staples like "In Your Own Sweet Way," "Blue Rondo à la Turk," and "The Duke." The Dave Brubeck quartet recorded "Take Five" all the way back in 1959.

In 1954, Brubeck was the first modern jazz musician to be featured on the cover of Time magazine.

Brubeck is survived by his wife, four sons, a daughter, grandsons and a great granddaughter.

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