By | November 19, 2021
Mick Rock Death

Mick Rock Death – Mick Rock’s death was made known through a Twitter post on Thursday night November 18, 2021. Rock was a legendary music photographer for artists like David Bowie, Queen, Lou Reed, the Stooges, the Sex Pistols, and more. He died at the age of 72.

The Twitter post reads; “It is with the heaviest of hearts that we share our beloved psychedelic renegade Mick Rock has made the Jungian journey to the other side,” the statement reads. “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.”

Rock was born in Hammersmith, England. He started his photography career while attending college at Cambridge, where he began to document local concerts. In 1972, Mick Rock met and worked as David Bowie’s official photographer for a time, shooting some of the most iconic photos of Bowie as Ziggy Stardust. Mick produced and directed the music videos for Bowie’s “Space Oddity,” “Jean Genie” and “John, I’m Only Dancing.” Other artists Rock photographed throughout his career include the Misfits, Snoop Dogg, Lady Gaga, the Killers, Alicia Keys, Miley Cyrus, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Queens of the Stone Age, Daft Punk, Black Keys, Hall & Oates, and MGMT.

Rock’s cause of death has not been released to the public. The funeral arrangements and obituary will be officially announced by his family.

Photo Credits – Michelle Pedone via Twitter.