Paul McCartney mourns The Beatles photographer Robert Freeman as 'true original thinker'
LONDON: Photographer Robert Freeman, who helped define the image of The Beatles with some of the band's best-known album covers, has died aged 82, confirmed online reports.
News agencies quoted a statement on The Beatles website that announced Freeman's death on Friday but didn't give a cause.
A former photojournalist, Freeman shot the black-and-white cover for the 1963 album With The Beatles, picturing the Fab Four's faces in part-shadow.
He also photographed the covers of Beatles For Sale, Help! and Rubber Soul.
Paul McCartney said Freeman was "imaginative and a true original thinker." McCartney said in a blog post that Freeman "was one of our favourite photographers during the Beatles years who came up with some of our most iconic album covers."
Ringo Starr tweeted: "God bless Robert Freeman peace and love to all his family."