Grammy-winning jazz artist Paul Horn has died at the age of 84.

The flautist passed away in Vancouver, Canada on Sunday (29Jun14) following a brief illness.

His son Marlen says, "He passed away very peacefully and did not suffer. He wasn't in any pain."

During his five-decade career, Horn played on more than 50 albums and picked up five Grammy nominations, winning two trophies in 1966 for his Jazz Suite on the Mass Texts album.

Duke Ellington, Nat King Cole, and Tony Bennett were among the many artists he performed with.