Didgeridos, who invented the instrument, died Thursday after more than a decade on the planet.
The singer, who had been in a coma for a year, had been hospitalized since June 26, 2017, when he suffered a heart attack.
He had been undergoing a series of surgeries at the Mayo Clinic and a Cleveland hospital.
A memorial service was scheduled for Saturday.
A didgeriologist had described him as “a very gifted performer, with a tremendous range of tones, rhythms, and articulations.”
He was born in San Francisco in 1956 and grew up in the Los Angeles area.
The instrument’s popularity in the 1990s was fueled by the fact that it sounded “like a bag of popcorn” on the dance floor.
It was designed by artist and musician Jeff B. Gumm.
In 2015, the instrument was donated to the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C.