Ian McLagan Passes
December 3, 2014 at 4:22 PM (PT)
Keyboardist IAN MCLAGAN, best known as a member of legendary English rock outfits SMALL FACES and FACES, has passed away after suffering a major stroke in AUSTIN, TX, PASTE MAGAZINE reports. He was 69.
MCLAGAN, who also worked with THE ROLLING STONES, BOB DYLAN and BRUCE SRINGSTEEN, among many others, was most recently heading up IAN MCLAGAN & THE BUMP BAND and was in the midst of touring with NICK LOWE.
A statement on MCLAGAN’s website reads as follows:
“It is with great sadness and eternal admiration that we report the passing of rock and roll icon IAN MCLAGAN. IAN was a member of the ‘SMALL FACES’ and ‘FACES’ and was inducted into the ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME in 2012. He died today, DECEMBER 3rd, 2014, surrounded by family and friends in his adopted hometown of AUSTIN, TX, due to complications from a stroke suffered the previous day. His manager and bandmate KEN KUSHNICK says, ‘He was a beloved friend to so many people and a true rock n roll spirit. His persona and gift of song impacted the music across oceans and generations'.”