Legendary music academy founder and founder of the music academy Loyd Arlen Arlen died Sunday, according to his son.
Arlen was 78.
The cause of death was listed as congestive heart failure, his son, Chris Arlen, told the Washington Post.
Chris Arlens, a self-described music enthusiast, said the family was saddened to learn of his father’s passing.
“It’s really sad,” Chris Arlan told the Post.
“Loyd’s an incredible man.
He was an incredibly talented man.
His spirit is a testament to life. “
He made the world a better place.
His spirit is a testament to life.
He is one of the greatest musicians in history.”
The family was notified of Arlen’s death on Sunday afternoon, according, to the Post, which cited a statement from Loyd’s son.
“The family is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Loyd, his wife, Susan and son Chris,” the statement read.
“They will be deeply missed.”
Loyd was the founder of L&R, a music academy in Manhattan that was founded by his brother Charles and later merged with the Los Angeles County Music Center.
The L&s are currently in their sixth year, according the Los Altos Times, with a total enrollment of 2,000 students.
The academy is also a center for music education in New York City, where students are required to complete a bachelor’s degree.
Chris and Susan Arlen were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014.
L&&=amp is an institution for a reason, Chris said.
“Our family’s passion is music and the music that L& teaches is beautiful.
Loyd gave a lot to the music world, and he’s gone down in history as a great musician and a great man.
I’m very proud of his legacy and how we’ve been able to contribute to it,” Chris said in a statement to the Associated Press.