Legendary jazz keyboardist Chick Corea has died at the age of 79."Throughout his life and career, Chick relished in the freedom and the fun to be had in creating something new, and in playing the games that artists do," the announcement continued. "He was a beloved husband, father and grandfather, and a great mentor and friend to so many. Through his body of work and the decades he spent touring the world, he touched and inspired the lives of millions." A member of legendary jazz trumpeter Miles Davis’ band in the late 1960s and the founder of renowned group Return to Forever, Corea was a crucial element in the spawn of jazz fusion.