Music icon Ian MacLagan passed away Wednesday afternoon after complications from a stroke, KUT reports. MacLagan's death comes as a shock to the music community in Austin — and beyond.
After missing band practice on Tuesday evening, MacLagan was found in his Manor home and taken to University Medical Center Brackenridge, reports KUT. MacLagan was placed on life support at the hospital; he was pronounced dead at 2:39 pm Wednesday. He was 69 years old.
The British rocker relocated to Austin in 1994 with his wife Kim (formerly married to The Who drummer Keith Moon). Outside of his solo career, MacLagan's signature keyboard sound shaped tunes from Small Faces, Faces, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, the Rolling Stones and many more.
In 2012, Mayor Lee Leffingwell declared April 12 to be Ian MacLagan Day in honor of the star's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
MacLagan is survived by his stepdaughter, Amanda Moon DeWolf.