Rolling Stones frontman Mick Fleetwood died of natural causes Saturday in Nashville, Tenn., after a battle with cancer, his family said.
The band said Fleetwood had died Friday.
Fleetwood, 72, was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma in June.
He was hospitalized in August for treatment.
The Rolling Stone said in a statement that Fleetwood “passed away peacefully in his sleep” on Saturday.
In an Instagram post from his hospital bed, Fleetwood wrote: “The music and love that I love so much is not only what makes me who I am, but what gives me the power to do everything I have to protect and serve my community and our planet.”
The Rolling Stones had been working on their first album in five years when they were diagnosed with cancer in June, but they were already working on a new LP when they had their final concert.
Fleet, who played keyboards and guitar on their 1969 hit “You Can’t Always Get What You Want,” died in Nashville from his cancer on Saturday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
In the Instagram post, Fleet wrote: I will never forget the first time we were in Nashville and I saw that the Rolling Stones were performing.
I was a young, impressionable boy who was so excited for this show that I asked my parents if they could get us tickets to the show.
That was the beginning of my love for this band and their music.
We all had a blast, and we got a lot of love.
I had a really special moment when Mick and I sat in the front row of the show and we hugged.
I am so lucky to have been in his company and in his life.
He will be sorely missed.
I loved him so much.
Thank you for the memories, Mick, and the Rolling Stone.
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