The renowned guitarist died at the age of 69-years-old after a battle with cancer.
His wife, Wanda O’Kelley Mizrahi, disclosed that he had been suffering with the illness for two and a half years and fought it valiantly before passing away on Wednesday.
In an emotional statement on Facebook, she wrote: “As most of you know, Sylvain battled cancer for the past two and 1/2 years.
“Though he fought it valiantly, yesterday he passed away from this disease. While we grieve his loss, we know that he is finally at peace and out of pain.”
The statement concluded with a touching tribute to his career.
“Please crank up his music, light a candle, say a prayer and let’s send this beautiful doll on his way.”