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Sir Paul McCartney leads tributes to late Henry McCullough

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Sir Paul McCartney leads tributes to late Henry McCullough

Sir Paul McCartney has led tributes to the late Wings guitarist Henry McCullough.

The rock musician - who worked with Wings in the 1970s - tragically passed away at the age of 72 on Tuesday morning (14.06.16).

Paying tribute to his friend, he said: "I was very sad to hear that Henry McCullough, our great Wings guitarist, passed away today. He was a pleasure to work with, a super-talented musician with a lovely sense of humour.

"The solo he played on 'My Love' was a classic that he made up on the spot in front of a live orchestra. Our deepest sympathies from my family to his."

Whilst Sir Van Morrison added: "I know he had some difficult times recently, but he will be remembered for his long and productive career in music. My thoughts are with his friends and family at this time."

It is not known why Henry passed away but he had suffered a heart attack four years ago and had never fully recovered from it.

Music promoter Nigel Martyn had been in contact with Henry's wife Josie following his tragic death.

He shared: "I have just spoken to Henry's wife Josie who has informed me that Henry passed away at home within the last two hours. Josie said that she has 'lost her one true love.'"

During his illustrious career, Henry worked with Joe Cocker, Jimi Hendrix and The Who. He also wowed with collaborations with Pink Floyd, Marianne Faithfull and Dr Feelgood as well as being the only Irish artist to play the legendary Woodstock festival in 1969.