Grammy Award winner Jorge Casas has died at age 68. The bass participant was born in Havana, Cuba, and since 1986 he was the common bassist, musical director and producer for the Miami Sound Machine and for Gloria Estefan, who annonced Casas' dying on social media Thursday (Jan. 31).
“It is with deep disappointment that I share with you the passing of Jorge Casas, my good friend, my musical director of 34 years, my brother,” Estefan wrote on Instagram. “He handed peacefully in his sleep after a wonderful night time together with his household whereas on a one week hiatus from his work household, the solid and crew of On Your Feet! We are all mourning the lack of this wonderful human being that enriched our lives and was the good friend that everybody would need of their nook.”
Casas was 69 years previous. There had been no additional particulars on his explanation for dying at press time.