SINGER-songwriting maverick John Martyn died on Thursday, at the age of 60.
Born in Surrey, but brought up in Glasgow, Martyn was widely held as one of the best soul artists of his generation.
The folk, blues and funk artist was appointed an OBE in the New Year Honours.
Announcing his sad passing on Thursday, his website posted a message reading: "With heavy heart and an unbearable sense of loss we must announce that John died this morning."
Martyn was a regular and popular performer at Glasgow's Celtic Connections festival. He considered the city his home after spending much of his childhood north of the border following his parents' divorce.
He was regarded as a maverick within the music industry and battled with drugs and alcohol throughout his life.
He collaborated with top artists including Eric Clapton and Phil Collins to produce memorable albums including Solid Air, released in 1973.
Latterly he performed from a wheelchair after having part of his leg amputated after a cyst burst. Martyn passed away in hospital in Ireland on Thursday.