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Another Sad Passing: Ian McLagan RIP

Ian McLagan, keyboardist for the Faces / Small Faces passed away at age 69 in Austin, TX on Dec 3, 2014 from a stroke.

by Henry Schneider, Published 2014-12-04

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 3, 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.

Filed under: Obituaries

Related artist(s): Small Faces / Faces

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