Steely Dan

Musicians are speaking out about the death of Steely Dan's Walter Becker, who passed away Sunday (Sept. 3) at the age of 67. Everyone from Nathan Followill to Ryan Adams are remembering his music and legacy.

"RIP Walter Becker. Listening to Steely Dan all day in your honor," tweeted Nathan Followill of Kings of Leon.

"RIP Walter Becker. Half of one of the greatest and most original bands in rock history," Carl Newman said on Twitter.

"Walter Becker, you changed my life with music. You are so loved Straight to the stars.... My friend," Ryan Adams tweeted.

"I was once in a band that played only Steely Dan songs. It was hard and lots of fun. RIP Walter," Jason Isbell stated on Twitter.

The Record Academy's CEO, Neil Portnow, released an official statement saying, among other things, "With Steely Dan partner Donald Fagen, Walter Becker created some of the smartest, most artful rock to ever hit the charts. Brimming with irony and filed in with brush strokes of jazz and R&B, three of the group's albums -- 1977's Aja, 1980's Gaucho, and 2000's Two Against Nature -- were nominated for the Album of the Year Grammy, with the latter winning the award. Walter and Steely Dan set the standard for sophisticated progressive pop, and he will be greatly missed."