Photographer Robert Freeman, who helped define the image of The Beatles with some of the band’s best-known album covers, has died at the age of 82.
A statement on The Beatles website announced Freeman’s death on Friday, but did not give a cause.
The former photojournalist shot the black-and-white cover for the 1963 album With The Beatles, picturing the Fab Four’s faces in part-shadow. He also photographed the covers of Beatles For Sale, Help! and Rubber Soul.
Robert Freeman, long time photographer of The Beatles, has passed away - he created some of the most iconic images of the band, featured on the album covers of With The Beatles, A Hard Day's Night, Beatles For Sale, Help! and Rubber Soul. pic.twitter.com/W1upi05JCn— The Beatles (@thebeatles) November 8, 2019
Paul McCartney said Freeman was “imaginative and a true original thinker”.
He said in a blog post that Freeman “was one of our favourite photographers during the Beatles years who came up with some of our most iconic album covers”.
Ringo Starr tweeted: “God bless Robert Freeman peace and love to all his family.”