Paul Horn, Grammy Award winner, dies at 84

By Kyle Johnson,

Grammy Award winning musician Paul Horn passed away at the age of 84 on June 29 in Vancouver, Canada.

Horn, who performed with the likes of Frank Sinatra and Miles Davis died after suffering from a brief illness, The Guardian reports. "He passed away very peacefully and did not suffer," Marlen, Horn's son, said. "He wasn't in any pain."

He was nominated for five Grammys, winning two for Jazz Suite on the Mass Texts in 1966. During his musical career, Horn would go on to release 50 albums in total. In addition to playing with Davis and Sinatra, he also toured and recorded with other big names, including Nat King Cole and Duke Ellington.

Horn would also study transcendental meditation from Maharishi Mahesh Yogi with the Beatles. That and recording the albums Inside the Taj Mahal and Inside the Great Pyramid earned him the nickname of the "Father of New Age Music," according to BBC News. Horn was also known for being deeply philosophical.

The influential musician is survived by his wife Ann Mortifee, two sons, a stepson and four grandchildren.

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