Blues icon Johnny Winter has died, according to a report from American Blues Scene. He was 70. The wife of Winter's bandmate Rick Derringer has also confirmed the news.

The Associated Press reports that he died on Thursday in a hotel room in Zurich. He had a career in music spanning five decades working as both a guitarist and an acclaimed record producer. In the time that followed, he released almost 20 albums and earned seven Grammy nominations in addition to being named the 63rd best guitarist ever by Rolling Stone.

He remained incredibly active in the music world up until his death. He had a number of upcoming tour dates scheduled and his new album Step Back was set to be released on 2 September. Below, listen to a performance of his track 'Mississippi Blues'.