He was 74
Mardin was a producer and arranger at Atlantic Records between 1963 and 2001 and later set up Manhattan records, a subsidiary of EMI, who signed Norah Jones.
He won the best producer at the Grammy Awards in 1976 and 2003, he was the holder of more than 40 gold and platinum discs.
In career spanning four decades, he worked with the likes of Carly Simon, Phil Collins and Barbara Streisand.
He will be buried in his native Istanbul next week, reports the BBC.