The Rolling Stones say they're devastated over the death of Bobby Keys, who played saxophone for them.

“The Rolling Stones are devastated by the loss of their very dear friend and legendary saxophone player, Bobby Keys,” a statement from the band posted online read. “Bobby made a unique musical contribution to the band since the 1960’s. He will be greatly missed.”

A tweet from @RollingStones, read, "The Rolling Stones are devastated by the loss of their very dear friend and legendary saxophone player, Bobby Keys.."

Keys first worked with the Stones in the 1960s working on Live With Me from the album Let it Bleed.

He was most famous for his work with the Stones on the classic track Brown Sugar and their album Exile On Main Street.

The Rolling Stones perform at the Roundhouse, London, 14th March 1971. The band features Bobby Keys on saxophone, left, and Mick Taylor on guitar, centre.