Producer Willie Mitchell suffered cardiac arrest on Dec 19th and died at the age of 81 on Tuesday (Jan 5).
Perhaps best known for his work with Al Green, Mitchell produced the classic 1970s songs Let's Stay Together and I'm Still In Love With You. Mitchell owned Royal Studio where Buddy Guy, John Mayer and Anthony Hamilton would record and recently wrote string and horn arrangements for Rod Stewart's upcoming album, as well as producing an album for Solomon Burke. He received a Trustees Award from the Grammy Foundation in 2008.
Mitchell is survived by two daughters and a son.