Musician Jerry Riopelle dies days before scheduled Scottsdale shows

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Posted at 11:23 AM, Dec 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-26 13:43:50-05

PHOENIX — Singer Jerry Riopelle has passed away, according to a statement from his family.

"We are stunned and heartbroken to announce on behalf of the Riopelle family that our beloved husband, father and friend, Jerry Riopelle passed away unexpectedly Monday morning due to complications of cancer," the statement on the musician's Facebook page read.

Riopelle was set to play shows at Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale on December 28 and 29th.