Update (3:43 p.m.): Austin musician Ian McLagan died at an Austin hospital this afternoon after suffering a stroke, his manager Ken Kushnick confirmed.
The following statement was released:
“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 artistry, generosity and warmth of spirit touched countless other musicians and music fans around the world. His loss will be felt by so many.”
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Update (3:20 p.m.): KVUE meteorologist Mark Murray has reported via Twitter that Ian McLagan has died:
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Musician, Ian 'Mac' McLagan, passed away peacefully at 2:39pm. His friends, including myself, were at his side.
— Mark Murray (@MarkM_KVUE) December 3, 2014
Update (2:10 p.m.): Local musician Ian McLagan is in an Austin hospital, his manager Ken Kushnick confirmed Wednesday afternoon after a report that McLagan was in critical condition.
Kushnick noted that a KXAN report of McLagan suffering a head injury was “not entirely correct” but declined to elaborate at this time. He added that “sometime soon there will be a further full statement.”
There have been reports that McLagan suffered a stroke. A notice on McLagan’s website early Wednesday afternoon simply states, “We are saddened to confirm that Ian McLagan was hospitalized early this morning in Austin, TX. We appreciate the outpouring of concern and ask that you keep Ian in your thoughts and prayers.”
McLagan was scheduled to perform tonight in Minneapolis kicking off a string of tour dates with his Yep Roc Records labelmate Nick Lowe.
McLagan, originally from England, is internationally renowned for his work with the Faces and the Small Faces, who were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012. He moved to Austin in 1994 and plays locally with the Bump Band. The American-Statesman profiled McLagan earlier this year as he celebrated the release of a new album and the 10-year anniversary of his weekly gig at the Lucky Lounge.