Photo of Corine and George Duke from the 2010 Capital Jazz SuperCruise.
Rest in peace, Corine, longtime wife of funk/jazz fusion pianist George Duke. She died this week due to complications with cancer. Shine on, Mrs. Duke!
“And though I want to stay close
I realize the most we’ll ever be is good friends
I got kids at home
I can’t leave them alone
This I’m telling you
I’ve got another life
Cause I still love my wife”
— lyrical excerpt of “No Rhyme, No Reason” George Duke