Wayne Shorter, the iconic saxophonist and composer who helped shape the landscape of modern jazz, has died. He was 89.

One of the most highly admired musicians of his era, Shorter rose to prominence as a member of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, Miles Davis’s Second Great Quintet in the 1960s, and the renowned fusion group Weather Report.

Shorter also recorded more than 20 albums as a bandleader, with many of his original compositions becoming jazz standards.

Shorter died Thursday at a hospital in Los Angeles, his publicist confirmed to The New York Times.

Shorter won 12 Grammy Awards, including one this year for best improvised jazz solo for his work with Leo Genovese on “Endangered Species.” In 2014, the Recording Academy awarded him a Lifetime Achievement Award in honour of his “prolific contributions to our culture and history.”