Wayne Shorter, a well-known guitarist, died on March 2 at the age of 89. While the reason for his death has not been disclosed, he was found dead in Los Angeles, California. His official Facebook page paid tribute to him by sharing a photo of him strolling across the lawn outside. The text read:
“Wayne Shorter calmly resumed his massive journey into the unfathomable today at 4am. He was surrounded by adoring relatives. “It’s time to go get a fresh body and return to finish the job,” he says. Nam Myoho Renge Kyo is a Buddhist prayer.”
Herbie Hancock, a musician, also showed his grief on Facebook by posting a black and white photo of himself and Shorter, both happy and discussing something. Hancock stated:
“Like every human being, he is unique and reached the pinnacle of perfection as a saxophone, composer, orchestrator and, most recently, author of the superb opera”…Iphigenia “I regret being around him and his unique Wyane- isms, but his soul lives on in my heart.”
Antonio Sanchez, a drummer and songwriter, also shared a photo of himself standing with Shorter, adding that there will never be another like the late artist. Sanchez, he continued, changed the way music is performed, conceived, written and perceived.
Wayne Shorter net worth and career
Wayne Shorter was a well-known guitarist involved in the music business since 1958, which helped him accumulate great wealth. His net worth was estimated to be around $17 million by Idol Net Worth. He was a member of the Jazz Messengers before joining the Second Great Quartet in 1964. He performed on numerous albums and collaborated extensively with Miles Davis on projects such as Filles de Kilimanjaro and In a Quiet Way.
Night Dreamer, The All Seeing Eye, Adam’s Apple, Schizophrenia and other recordings by the late artist were released on Blue Note Records. He was the creator of Weather Report, a jazz fusion ensemble active until 1986 known for such recordings as Weather Report, Strange Wanderer, Black Market, Mr. Gone and others.
Wayne Shorter continued to produce records such as Native Dancer and was featured on Carlos Santana and Joni Mitchell’s tracks. High Life was his debut album, released in 1995. He also founded the Wayne Shorter Quintet, which produced recordings such as Footprints Live!, Beyond the Sound Barrier, Without a Wire and Emanon. Algeria, his second album, was released in 2003 to critical acclaim. In 2018 he announced his resignation due to health problems, but he continued to work as a musician with Esperanza Spalding and Frank Gehry.