The legendary singer-songwriter has died aged 74.
A brief statement on the musician's website states that JJ Cale passed away at 8:00 pm on Friday July 26 at Scripps Hospital in La Jolla, California after suffering a heart attack.
The statement also suggests how fans can show their support:
"Donations are not needed but he was a great lover of animals so, if you like, you can remember him with a donation to your favorite local animal shelter."
During his career, Cale collaborated with Eric Clapton, who also famously covered his songs "Cocaine" and "After Midnight".
You can find out more about the life and career of JJ Cale in this article from our friends at MOJO Magazine.