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Mick Rock, legendary rock ‘n’ roll photographer dead at 72

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Photographer Mick Rock uses a point and shoot camera to photographer the photographers at the Uncut Ray-Ban Wayfarer Sessions event, on Nov. 15, 2006 at Irving Plaza in New York. Photographer Mick Rock, whose iconic portraits of rock stars saw him dubbed “the man who shot the 70s,” has died. He was 72. A statement posted Friday on Rock’s official social media accounts said “it is with the heaviest of hearts that we share our beloved psychedelic renegade Mick Rock has made the Jungian journey to the other side.” No cause of death was given. (AP Photo)

Legendary music photographer Mick Rock has died at the age of 72.

The photographers representatives confirmed the news via social media Nov. 18.

Rock was well known for the work he created during the 1970s. He had a very close relationship with David Bowie, securing the role of his official photographer.

Born in 1948, Mick Rock grew up in London and curated his photography interest attending concerts at a young age.

A chance meeting with Mick Jagger’s brother really helped Rock’s career and he never looked backed, capturing the likes of rock ‘n’ roll legends that included Bowie, Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, Motley Crue.

Once dubbed “the man who shot the 70s”, Rock was well known for his amazing work and capturing some of the most iconic rock legends in the game.

Rock’s work continued to be celebrated, and he also photographed artists like Pharrell, The Black Keys, Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga and Snoop Dogg.

Rock is survived by his wife, Pati, and their daughter, Nathalie, and lived in Staten Island.

The cause of death was not disclosed.