Musician Ralph Carney died Sunday in Portland, Oregon, Pitchfork reports.
Carney's nephew, Patrick Carney of The Black Keys, confirmed his death via Twitter:
Today my uncle @ralph_carney passed away. I hope everybody is lucky enough to have someone as special as Ralph in their lives at some point. He taught me so much.... he sat me down at 15 and made me listen to the Shaggs. We all need an uncle like that. 🙏❤️ https://t.co/GiyZZaqgXh— Patrick Carney (@patrickcarney) December 17, 2017
Carney was an Akron native and saxophonist who started his career with the band Tin Huey in the 1970s. He's also known for collaborations with Tom Waits, the B-52s and The Black Keys.
Carney and his nephew, Patrick, also collaborated on the theme song for the Netflix series "Bojack Horseman."