At the time of the death Bobby Keys was 70. The saxophone player has been fruitfully cooperating with the Rolling Stones for several decades. In addition to the cult group, he also participated in the tours of John Lennon and Eric Clapton, took part in songs recording of many famous musicians, such as Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Who, and Joe Cocker.
According to the foreign sources, the saxophonist died at his house in Tennessee.
In the Twitter of the band there is posted a sad message, "The Rolling Stones are devastated by the loss of their very dear friend and legendary saxophone player Bobby Keys."
At the same time Keys' colleagues say that within the decades of cooperation with The Rolling Stones the singer has made a unique contribution to the musical creativity of the band. And he will be greatly missed.