Famed RUSH Photographer Andrew MacNaughtan Passes

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Posted on Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 17:37:25 EST

Famed entertainment photographer and video director Andrew MacNaughtan, known for his longtime relationship with Canadian legends RUSH has passed away. Alex Lifeson, Geddy Lee and Neil Peart have issued the following statement:

"We're deeply shocked and heartbroken to learn of the sudden passing of our close friend and long-time photographer, Andrew MacNaughtan. He was a sweet person and a very talented artist. Words cannot describe how much he will be missed."

MacNaughtan, in his mid-40s, reportedly suffered a heart attack while in California shooting Rush according to

MacNaughtan's storied portfolio can be viewed at his website.

MacNaughtan was a four-time JUNO Award winner (for Rush, OUR LADY PEACE, TOM COCHRANE and JANN ARDEN) and has worked with some of Canada’s most notable media, entertainment and music personalities.