CriterionThe man who directed the classic 1970 Rolling Stones documentary Gimme Shelter, has died. Albert Maysles [MAY-zuhls] passed away Thursday of natural causes at age 88, Variety reports.

After filming the first concert of their 1969 U.S. tour — a show at New York City’s Madison Square Garden — Maysles and his brother David convinced the Rolling Stones to let them film their 1969 U.S. tour. They ultimately captured the infamous December 6, 1969 concert at Northern California’s Altamont Speedway, which also featured Jefferson Airplane, Santana, The Flying Burrito Brothers, The Grateful Dead, and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. Hells Angels hired by the Stones to provide security instead attacked audience members, stabbing concert goer Meredith Hunter to death in what was later ruled an act of self-defense. The Maysles Brothers captured Hunter’s murder on film.

Albert Mayles’ had dozens of both feature-length and short documentaries to his name. He was currently working on a documentary about the late artist Keith Haring. Mayles’ brother and Gimme Shelter co-director, David, died in 1987.

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