Jazz and soul singer Terry Callier has died, aged 67.

The songwriter was reportedly found dead at his home on Sunday (28Oct12), and saxophonist Gene Barge confirmed his passing, reports the Chicago Sun-Times.

He started his career aged 17 after signing a deal with Chess Records and recorded his debut track Look At Me Now, which was released in 1963.

He went on to put out a string of critically acclaimed albums, toured with George Benson and Gil Scott-Heron and also collaborated with Beth Orton and Massive Attack.

Orton has taken to Twitter.com to pay tribute to Callier, sharing a video of herself performing with him in London in 1997.

She writes, "This was one of the best nights of my life. Such a privilege and joy - Rip dear Terry Callier."

Snow Patrol frontman Gary Lightbody also tweeted, "Terry Callier Rip. A great soul-folk legend. A sad day," while The Charlatans rocker Tim Burgess adds, "The world has lost another beautiful voice. Rest in peace Terry Callier."