Rolling Stones‘ long time saxophone player Bobby Keys has died. He was 70.

Keys also recorded with John Lennon and Eric Clapton to name a few.


stones bobby keys dies 5He died at his home in Franklin, Tennessee on Tuesday after a lengthy illness.

“The Rolling Stones are devastated by the loss of their very dear friend and legendary saxophone player, Bobby Keys,” the band said in a statement. “Bobby made a unique musical contribution to the band since the 1960s. He will be greatly missed.” h/t foxnews

Keys had been out on tour with the Stones earlier this year before his health prevented him from performing.

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Thought and prayers go out to Keys’ friends, fans and family at this difficult time.