John Mayer, Keith Urban Mourn Death of Les Paul

August 13, 2009 By:
John Mayer, Keith Urban Mourn Death of Les Paul

Today legendary jazz musician and inventor of the electric guitar Les Paul passed away. He died of complications from pneumonia at age 94 in New York.

Paul had a major effect on the music industry, and numerous musicians have spoken out to pay their respects to the legend. Here’s what a few of them said on Le Paul’s behalf:

John Mayer: "Remembering Les Paul today. Just happened to have his namesake Gibson around my shoulder the last few days.”

Slash: "Les Paul was a shining example of how full one's life can be; he was so vibrant and full of positive energy.”

Keith Urban said he was "deeply saddened" at the news, but that Paul's spirit will be "very present every time I set foot in the studio."

Joe Satriani: "Last October I joined him onstage at The Iridium club in NYC, and he was still shredding. He was and still is an inspiration to us all."

Les Paul was a pioneer in the music industry, and won’t be forgotten.