The Urban Buzz sends heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and fans of Jazz fusion bassist and R&B singer, Michael Henderson. Michael has died at age 71.

Henderson was known for his work with Miles Davis in the 1970s and played on his early fusion albums Jack Johnson (1971), Live-Evil (1971), and Agharta (1975).

Henderson’s Facebook page was updated tonight with a confirmation of the singer’s passing:

Singer, Songwriter, Bass Innovator, Music Producer, Father and Son Michael Henderson has peacefully made his transition surrounded by family and loved ones today at his home, Atlanta Georgia… Bless his heart and soul… He touched the lives of many and returned that love through his many live concerts, music recordings, social media, interviews and incessant touring which he loved… Please stay posted for details pertaining to The Michael Henderson “Celebration of Life”..

Henderson was born in Yazoo City, Mississippi. In the early ’60s, he moved to Detroit to play as a session musician. Over the course of his career, he played with Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, the Dramatics, Norman Connors, Phyllis Hyman, Jean Carn, Roberta Flack and many others. He also released a number of solo albums, beginning with 1976’s Gold. His final solo album was 1986’s Bedtime Stories. And we can’t forget his hit, “Wide Reciever”.

Michael Henderson passed away while undergoing treatment for his serious illness. It has been reported that he had been admitted to Emory University Hospital located in Atlanta just two weeks ago. As his health condition worsened each passing day, the legendary singer never recovered and lost the battle of life.

The first week of July, when everybody was excited to wish him his seventy-first birthday, it was revealed that he had to be rushed to the hospital for degrading health.

Michael was a talented musician, singer, songwriter, producer and performer. May he rest in Peace, Power and Paradise! His music will live forever.