Bruce’s passing was announced by his family via a statement on Facebook and on his website.
“It is with great sadness that we, Jack’s family, announce the passing of our beloved Jack: husband, father, granddad, and all around legend,” the statement reads. “The world of music will be a poorer place without him, but he lives on in his music and forever in our hearts.”
Bruce was the songwriter behind many Cream tracks including “SWLABR,” and “White Room.” After the band broke up in 1968, he went on to have a lengthy solo career. His most recent album, Silver Rails, was released in March of 2014.