Founder of The Spencer Davis Group, Spencer Davis has passed away aged 81 while being treated for pneumonia in hospital.
Bob Kirk, the music icon's agent of over 30 years, announced the news writing 'He was a highly ethical, very talented, good hearted, extremely intelligent, generous man.'
'He leaves behind his long time, domestic partner, June and three adult children. He will be missed.'
Tributes for Davis, who topped the charts in the mid-60s with 'Keep on Running, I'm A Man, and more, quickly starting pouring in from fans and those who knew him closely following the news.
Suzy Wilde, radio presenter from the UK wrote on Twitter 'He was such a lovely man, generous and kind, warm and funny, and will be much missed.'