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Jack Bruce Fondly Remembered by Cream Bandmates Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker

Jack Bruce
 Marek Hofman

Following the death of Cream bassist Jack Bruce, numerous musical artists have shared their memories and condolences, including former Cream guitarist Eric Clapton and drummer Ginger Baker.

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"He was a great musician and composer, and a tremendous inspiration to me," Clapton said on his Facebook page. Clapton also shared a lengthy biographical piece about Bruce on his website.

Baker, meanwhile, delivered the following statement through his official fan club, Rolling Stone reports. “I am very sad to learn of the loss of a fine man, Jack Bruce... My thoughts & wishes are with his family at this difficult time.”

Jack Bruce Remembered by Fellow Bassists and Musicians on Social Media

News of Bruce’s death at the age of 71 arrived Saturday (Oct. 25) through a statement released by his family. Publicist Claire Singers said he died at his home in Suffolk, England. The cause was liver disease, according to the Guardian.

Read more tributes to Bruce by his fellow bassists and musicians here.