Rock music has lost another icon with the passing of Mick Rock, photographer of some of the most famous photos in rock history.

Rock photographed iconic album covers such as Lou Reed's 'Transformer', the album cover for Queen's 'Queen II', and most notably worked closely with David Bowie in the early 1970s, serving as the rock star's official photographer.

Rock worked with everyone from Lou Reed, Iggy Pop to Andy Warhol and Miley Cyrus.

Sharon Osbourne was among those to lead tributes to the photographer, hailing him as "a true artist" saying that "his work will live on forever."

Charlatans frontman Tim Burgess commented, "he made music look so exciting."

Along with promotional photos of some of rocks biggest names, Rock also directed music videos, with his most notable work coming from his work with David Bowie, directing the videos for 'Space Oddysey' and 'Life On Mars'

A statement from his family read "Those who had the pleasure of existing in his orbit know that Mick was always so much more than 'The Man Who Shot the 70s'."

"He was a photographic poet - a true force of nature who spent his days doing exactly what he loved, always in his own delightfully outrageous way."

"The stars seemed to effortlessly align for Mick when he was behind the camera", with the statement dubbing him as "a man fascinated with image", who created "some of the most magnificent images rock music has ever seen".

Rock's most recent work was shooting the album cover for Miley Cyrus' most recent album 'Plastic Hearts'.

As culture evolved in the 2000's, Rock photographed acts of the time including The Yeah Yeah Yeah's, Kate Moss and Pharrell Williams.