Music producer/guitarist Don Davis has died at the age 75.

The veteran musician passed away from an unknown illness on 5 June (14). He is survived by his wife and their three children.

Davis began his career playing on Motown records, and later became the frontman for the Don Davis Trio.

He went on to work as a producer, earning his first hit on the song Who's Making Love by John Taylor in 1968, and also produced records for Destiny's Child and JT Money.

Davis founded his own music publishing and record production companies, which were used by artists such as Aretha Franklin and George Clinton, and started his own label, Tortoise International, in the mid-1970s.