Jazz guitarist Ronny Jordan has died at age 51.

Ronny’s brother and sister Rickey and Denise made the announcement via a Facebook page ‘Ronny Jordan RIP’..

They announced:

Dear Friends, Family and Well Wishers

It is with our deep regret that Ronny Jordan has recently passed away. We are still coming to terms with the loss of our brother.

We are taking steps to manage Ronny’s personal affairs and so we ask if you could kindly bear with us as we deal with his matters in the background. We appreciate that Ronny has got many fans around the world and so we ask that you keep an eye out for further announcements in relation to his funeral arrangements.

In the meantime, tributes to Ronny can be left on this FB page.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

With every blessings and love..

Rickey and Denise
Brother and Sister

14th January 2014

Ronald Laurence Albert Simpson (aka Ronny Jordan) was a founder of the urban jazz movement blending jazz, hip-hop and R&B.

Jordan played of Guru’s ‘Jazzmatazz Vol. 1’ and was a featured artist on the ‘Stolen Moments: Red Hot + Cool’ compilation of 1994 benefiting the Red Hot Organization.

Jordon’s solo albums included his 1992 solo debut ‘The Antidote’ and his Grammy nominated 2000 album ‘A Brighter Day’.

Ronny Jordan died on January 13, 2014. His cause of the death is yet-to-be confirmed.