Northern Irish Legend Henry McCullough Dies

Guitarist Henry McCullough, who was part of Paul McCartney’s Wings and had also played with Marianne Faithfull, Jimi Hendrix and others, died Tuesday.

“I was very sad to hear that Henry McCullough, our great Wings guitarist, passed away today,” McCartney wrote on his website.

“He was a pleasure to work with, a super-talented musician with a lovely sense of humor. 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.”

McCartney posted this photo on his website and social media pages Tuesday along with a tribute to his former bandmate.

McCullough is the only Irishman to have played the original Woodstock in 1969, as part of Joe Cocker’s Grease Band. His own band was called The People.

McCullough experienced a heart attack in 2012 and had been incapacitated ever since. His partner informed his agent, Nigel Martyn, of McCullough’s passing on Tuesday morning.