Los Angeles: Saxophonist Steve Mackay, best known for his work with the Stooges, has died at the age of 66.
The news of Mackay's death was confirmed by Iggy Pop on the Iggy and the Stooges Facebook page.
"Steve was a classic '60s American guy, full of generosity and love for anyone he met. Every time he put his sax to his lips and honked, he lightened my road and brightened the whole world. He was a credit to his group and his generation.
To know him was to love him," the post read. Mackay first appeared on the Stooges' 1970 album Fun House, recording tracks like 'Fun House' and '1970'.
He joined the group again in 2003, touring and playing on albums 'The Weirdness' in 2007 and 'Ready to Die' in 2013, according to Entertainment Weekly.