Jack Bruce has died aged 71.

The Cream legend sadly passed away today (25.10.14) at his home in Suffolk, East Anglia, surrounded by his close friends and family.

His relatives announced the devastating news on his official Facebook page today, by writing: ''It is with great sadness that we, Jack's family, announce the passing of our beloved Jack: husband, father, grandad, and all-round legend.

''The world of music will be a poorer place without him, but he lives on in his music and forever in our hearts.''

Cream - also consisting of Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker - sold 35 million albums in just over two years and went on to be awarded the world's first ever platinum disc for their album 'Wheels of Fire' in 1968.

However, in November 1968, at the height of their popularity, the supergroup decided to split following an ongoing clash between Jack and Ginger.

Jack went on to kickstart his solo career in 1969 with his hit release 'Songs for a Tailor,' before joining the group Lifetime alongside Tony Williams, John McLaughlin, and Larry Young.

The band record two albums together before they went their separate ways in 1971 after their second album 'Turn It Over' failed to receive raving reviews.

In May 2005, Jack reunited with his ex-Cream bandmates for a series of concerts at London's Royal Albert Hall and New York's Madison Square Garden.

Earlier this year, Jack released his 14th studio album 'Silver Rails', which included the song 'Rusty Lady.'