Freeman “created some of the most iconic images of the band,” the website states. They included the cover art for the albums “With the Beatles,” “A Hard Day’s Night,” “Beatles for Sale,” “Help!” and “Rubber Soul.”
“Long will his photos of the band be appreciated and continue to inspire other photographers. Our thoughts are with his family and friends, along with our appreciation and gratitude for the creative work he produced for the band,” the Beatles tweet read.
“Besides being a great professional he was imaginative and a true original thinker,” McCartney’s statement read. “I will miss this wonderful man but will always cherish the fond memories I have of him.”
The circumstances surrounding Freeman’s death are unclear.