Who was Chick Corea and what was his net worth?

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ICONIC jazz keyboardist Chick Corea has passed away at the age of 79.

He lost his battle with cancer on February 9, 2021.

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Chick Corea after the 2015 Grammys

Who was Chick Corea and what was his net worth?

Chick Corea was a legendary musician who died from a rare form of cancer which “was only discovered very recently,” according to his Facebook page.

Corea “was a beloved husband, father and grandfather, and a great mentor and friend to so many,” his Facebook page read.

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Chick Corea has passed away

“Through his body of work and the decades he spent touring the world, he touched and inspired the lives of millions.”

Corea was a crucial element of post-war jazz and spent time with Miles Davis’ groundbreaking electric group, according to The New York Post.

He established himself as a premiere pianist in the early 1960s, according to Rolling Stone.

His net worth is believed to be about $3million.

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Chick Corea performs at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards on Jan. 26, 2020, in Los Angeles

What did he say before his death?

A statement was posted on his Facebook page on February 11.

“I want to thank all of those along my journey who have helped keep the music fires burning bright,” he wrote.

“It is my hope that those who have an inkling to play, write, perform or otherwise, do so.

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“If not for yourself then for the rest of us. It’s not only that the world needs more artists, it’s also just a lot of fun.

“And to my amazing musician friends who have been like family to me as long as I’ve known you: It has been a blessing and an honor learning from and playing with all of you.

“My mission has always been to bring the joy of creating anywhere I could, and to have done so with all the artists that I admire so dearly – this has been the richness of my life.”

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