(CBS) – The co-owner of a popular River North music bar is being remembered not only for being passionate about his business but also for his charitable work.

Art Bryan’s legacy lives on, CBS 2’s Sandra Torres reports.

READ MORE: Police Task Force Arrests Carjacking Suspect Hour After Vehicle Was Stolen In Englewood

Inside the Redhead Piano Bar, there is a sense of loss, following the sudden death of Bryan, 55.

For Dan Bryan, emotions are still raw. Art wasn’t just his brother, he was also his business partner.

READ MORE: 'When I Finally Got To Be Elvira, That's When My Life Calmed Down': Mistress Of The Dark Peels Back The Curtain

“He wasn’t easy on you. He was tough, I’ll tell you that, but very generous, very generous with charities,” Dan Bryan says.

In the 23 years of running the bar, Art Bryan was supportive of charities like the Silver Lining Foundation.

Art Bryan even received an award in February for his charitable work in the community.

MORE NEWS: Teen Stabbed With Scissors After Argument On CTA Red Line Platform At Jackson Station

The family is still trying to figure out funeral arrangements, but in the meantime the Redhead Piano Bar will open its doors Friday as usual. That’s how Art Bryan would want it, his family says.