In an email to CNN, Sanders’ representative, Anna Sala, confirmed the musician’s death and called it “a huge loss for the music world.”
“His work influenced many generations of artists,” Sala said.
His musical technique was distinguished by his willingness to innovate and experiment with the saxophone and his transcendent style, sometimes called “spiritual jazz.”
British electronic producer Floating Points was among those who took to social media Saturday to remember Sanders’ life on Saturday.
“My beautiful friend passed away this morning,” Floating Points wrote. “I am so lucky to have known this man, and we are all blessed to have his art stay with us forever. Thank you Pharoah.”
Source From: www.cnn.com