Madonna producer Reggie Lucas dead at age 65

The jazz guitarist also was a member of Miles Davis’ band.

May 19, 2018

Famed jazz guitarist Reggie Lucas, who produced most of Madonna's eponymous debut record has passed away today at age 65, as confirmed by his daughter via Twitter. "Reggie Lucas, my adored and beloved father, passed away early this morning at the age of 65," said his daughter Lisa. "He made beautiful music, a beautiful family, a beautiful life and I will miss him every single day that I live on this earth."

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Lucas has worked with the likes of Miles Davis, Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway. Lucas later teamed up with Miles Davis' drummer Mtume to help write and produce for Roy Ayers and Levert.

Lucas spoke to FADER in 2016 for a story about the influence of Miles Davis in which he shared stories of his beginnings with Davis' group.

Madonna producer Reggie Lucas dead at age 65