The former manager of the Rolling Stones, Prince Rupert Loewenstein, has died aged 80.
Ferdinand, full name Prince Rupert Ludwig Ferdinand zu Loewenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg, was also a long-term financial advisor to the band.
He is understood to have died peacefully in the early hours of yesterday (May 20) after a courageous battle against a long illness.
He is credited with turning around The Stones' financial fortunes from the late 1960s. He ended his business relationship with the band four decades later, in 2007.
A beloved husband, father and grandfather, his funeral will be held on Friday 30th May at 11am at The Oratory, Brompton Road, London SW7 2RP.