Phil Ramone, the veteran record producer whose work with A-list artists including
Ramone was hospitalized last month following an aortic aneurysm.
Born in South Africa, Ramone studied classical violin at New York's Juilliard School before moving behind the board. His extensive credits include Dylan's "Blood on the Tracks,"
More recently he'd helmed "Just a Little Lovin'," Shelby Lynne's 2008 tribute to Dusty Springfield, and
"Our industry has lost an immense talent and a true visionary and genius," Recording Academy President Neil Portnow said in a statement. "Everyone who encountered Phil came away a better person for it, professionally and personally."
Ramone is survived by his wife and three sons.
[For the record 1:42 p.m. March 30: An earlier version of this post reported Phil Ramone's age at his death as 72. He was 79.]