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Rod Stewart 'devastated' after death of Faces star Ian McLagan

By Anthony Barnes

Rod Stewart said he was left "devastated" after learning of the death of his former Faces bandmate Ian McLagan, who also performed and recorded with The Rolling Stones.

Keyboard player McLagan died on Wednesday after suffering a stroke in Austin, Texas, as he was preparing to begin a North American tour.

The 69-year-old musician, who was born in Isleworth, Middlesex, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame two years ago.

He had been a member of The Small Faces in the 1960s, which evolved into The Faces when singer Stewart and guitarist Ronnie Wood joined in 1969.

Stewart said: "I'm absolutely devastated. Ian McLagan embodied the true spirit of The Faces."

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