Penny Lancaster; Theresa DiMennoSince the death of Faces and Small Faces keyboardist Ian McLagan Wednesday, many artists have issued statements paying homage to the beloved musician, including his old band mates Ronnie Wood and Kenney Jones. Now, Faces frontman Rod Stewart has joined that list.

The singer posted a message on his Twitter feed Friday that reads, “I’m absolutely devastated. Ian McLagan embodied the true spirit of the Faces. I’ll miss you mate.” Besides working together in the Faces, McLagan conributed to all of Stewart’s early solo albums through 1974’s Smiler.

Simply Red singer Mick Hucknall, who stepped in for Stewart when the Faces played a number of reunion shows in 2009, 2010 and 2011, also penned a tribute to Ian that’s been posted on Facebook. The note reads, “Ian McLagan will not be resting in peace. He’ll be rocking whichever house he chose to be in. Bless his soul.”

McLagan died in a hospital in his adopted hometown of Austin, Texas, after suffering a stroke. He was 69.

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