Musician Ian McLagan dead at 69

Ian McLagan, right, holds up his trophy after he and Ron Wood, left, and Kenney Jones, background, were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as members of the Small Faces/Faces Saturday, April 14, 2012, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Ian McLagan, right, holds up his trophy after he and Ron Wood, left, and Kenney Jones, background, were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as members of the Small Faces/Faces Saturday, April 14, 2012, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Iconic local musician Ian McLagan died Wednesday at an Austin hospital. A statement on his website said he died due to complications from a stroke suffered on Tuesday. Mac, as he’s known, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with “Small Faces” and “Faces” in 2012. He has also worked with the Rolling Stones.

“He was a beloved friend to so many people and a true rock n roll spirit,” his manager Ken Kushnick said. “His persona and gift of song impacted the music across oceans and generations.”

“I am completely devastated by this shocking news and I know this goes for Ronnie and Rod also,” McLagen’s bandmate in Small Faces and Faces, Kenney Jones said in a statement posted on the website.

McLagen, who also performed with the Rolling Stones, was surrounded by family and friends at the time of his death.

“Ian’s artistry, generosity and warmth of spirit touched countless other musicians and music fans around the world,” the post added. “His loss will be felt by so many.”

McLagan plays in Austin with his Bump Band and was scheduled to be on tour with Nick Lowe right now.

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