MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Ed Ackerson was a central figure in the Minneapolis music scene for decades. Just over a year ago, the singer was diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer.
He died Friday, an update on his GoFundMe page said.READ MORE: Pottery Studio In Hutchinson Nationally Recognized For COVID Comeback Story Friends, Family Gather To Celebrate The Life Of Former WCCO'er Denise Rosen
“Ed loved life and lived it to the fullest,” his partner Ashley Ackerson said. “He made art until the day he died and I think it’s some of his best work yet. He never stopped learning, dreaming, loving, exploring, finding new music and inspiration.”MORE NEWS: Early Voting Begins: Minneapolis Residents Will Vote On Controversial PD Ballot Question
Ashley said Ed’s new album is set to be released soon.