Dire Straits guitarist Jack Sonni has died aged 68, the rock’n’roll band has confirmed.
Tributes have begun pouring in for the rocker known informally as “the other guitarist”.
The band's official Twitter account broke the news with a snap of the guitarist and the caption: "#JackSonni Rest In Peace #DireStraits."
The band has since been reposting tributes paid for the star on their Twitter page following the announcement.
One fan said: "So sorry to hear that Jack Sonni has passed away, with me being a massive fan of Dire Straits I was fortunate enough to see him live twice during the Brothers in Arms Tour.
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"He made his red coat iconic in live aid. I spoke to him on more than one occasion, lovely guy. R.I.P Jack.
While a second shared their condolences: "He left his mark, style and personality during his time with dIRE sTRAITS. Rest in peace, your guitar will never stop playing! #jacksonni #direstraits #rip." (sic)
And another echoed: "I worked with Jack - didn’t know him too well but he was one of those guys, you knew was awesome because everyone said he was. So sad."