Guitar amp innovator Jim Marshall, dubbed "the Father of Loud" for creating kit used by some of rock's biggest names, has died aged 88.
Marshall, who originally owned a music shop in London, founded Marshall Amplification 50 years ago.
He had suffered several strokes in recent years, and developed cancer at the end of 2011.
A statement posted on the company's website called him a "legendary man" who led a "truly remarkable life".
Jimi Hendrix and Kurt Cobain are among the musicians who used Marshall amps.