Rock & Roll Hall of Fame keyboardist Ian McLagan died of a stroke on December 3rd,2014 at the age of 69, at the Brackenridge Hospital in Austin.
Ian McLagan is best known as the keyboardist for English rock bands Small Faces and Faces.
An announcement in his official website reads:
“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 3, 2014, surrounded by family and friends in his adopted hometown of Austin, TX, due to complications from a stroke suffered the previous day. He was 69 years old. His manager 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.”
Ian’s bandmate in Small Faces and Faces, Kenney Jones said, “I am completely devastated by this shocking news and I know this goes for Ronnie and Rod also.” Ian\’s artistry, generosity and warmth of spirit touched countless other musicians and music fans around the world. His loss will be felt by so many. Ian was scheduled to begin a North American tour today, opening for labelmate Nick Lowe.”