LONDON – Photographer Robert Freeman, 82, died when he helped define the image of The Beatles with some of the band's best-known album covers.
A statement posted on the Beatles' website announced Freeman's death by Friday but did not give a reason.
Freeman, a former photojournalist, made the black-and-white cover for his 1963 album, The With The Beatles, gör and saw the faces of Fab Four in half-shade. He also photographed the covers of "Beatles for Sale", "Help" and "Rubber Soul".
Paul McCartney said Freeman was "a creative and genuine original thinker." In a blog post, McCartney said Freeman was "one of our favorite photographers during the Beatles, including some of our most iconic album covers."
Ringo Starr tweeted: "May God bless Robert Freeman and keep the love for his whole family."