American guitarist John Geils Jr, who founded The J Geils Band, has died aged 71.
Geils was found dead at his home in Groton, Massachusetts, having passed away from natural causes.
The J Geils Band were most famous for their 1982 single Centrefold, and released 11 studio albums since forming in 1967; Freeze-Frame was their last before breaking up in 1985.
In recent years, the band reunited for occasional performances, while Geils put out a series of jazz albums under his own name.
Musicians have paid tribute to the guitarist on Twitter - we’ve shared a selection below.
Thinking of all the times we kicked it high and rocked down the house! R.I.P. Jay Geils pic.twitter.com/r3v50eQZ2wApril 12, 2017
Sad to lose J. Geils. Me n Grin learned so much opening for @TheJ_GeilsBand. J and band were always kind. RIP John. pic.twitter.com/6TlZnY9VJvApril 12, 2017
RIP J. Geils. A great rocker in a great rockin band.April 12, 2017