Dr John, legendary genre-bending New Orleans musician, dies at 77

Family thanks all who have shared his unique musical journey after Rock & Roll Hall of Famer suffers heart attack Dr John, the New Orleans musician who blended black and white musical styles with a hoodoo-infused stage persona and gravelly bayou drawl, died Thursday, his family said. He was 77. In a statement released through his publicist, the family said James Booker.