Claude Nobs, who founded the world-renowned Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, has died after a skiing accident.
The 76-year-old suffered a fall while practising cross-country skiing during the Christmas holidays.
He had been in hospital but passed away on 10 January, a statement on the festival's website said.
The festival, which takes place on the shores of Lake Geneva, has featured the likes of Miles Davis and Santana.
"For all of us, who were fortunate enough to cross your path, you will always remain the one who questioned certainties," the statement said.
Organisers had previously said that Nobs' accident would not impact this year's event, which runs 5 - 20 July.
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