Al Schmitt dead at 91 – Hollywood engineer mixer who won record 20 Grammy awards passes away

HOLLYWOOD engineer mixer Al Schmitt who won a record 20 Grammy awards has died.

Multiple friends and associate of the renowned musician confirmed his passing, but no cause of death was given.


In his 91 years, Schmitt managed to rake in a huge 20 Grammy awards and is believed to have won the most for anyone in his field.

He was also indicted into the Hollywood Hall of Fame and got his own star in 2015.

His most famous projects include Ray Charles' "Genius Loves Company" and "Here We Go Again."

He also helped with Paul McCartney's "Kisses on the Bottom" and its "Live Kisses" home sequel.

Schmitt was named in the credits of more than 150 gold or platinum records – including ones by Frank Sinatra, Michael Jackson and Elvis Presley.

Following the news of his passing, Steve Lukather of the band Toto wrote: "Gonna miss you bad Al Schmitt!"

"Loved you since 1977 and there will never be another… Today sounds a lot less good," he wrote.

Producer Greg Kurstin wrote: "So sorry to hear about Al Schmitt. Such an honor to get a chance to work with him. What a legend."

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