Mark Fisher OBE – the talented stage designer for bands like The Rolling Stones, U2 and Pink Floyd, passed away yesterday (Wednesday, June 26). He was 66. Fisher, who also worked with celebrities like Robbie Williams and Lady GaGa, reportedly died peacefully in his sleep, according to NME. It was the end of his long-standing battle with illness.

Rolling Stones, BFI London Film Festival
Fisher had worked with The Stones for the past two decades.

Fisher – who was also an architect, had worked on the set design for Stones tours for the past twenty years. The rockers expressed their condolences in a statement, which read: "We are all extremely saddened to hear of the death of our dear friend Mark Fisher. The remarkable sets he designed for us over the last two decades played a major part in the success of all those tours. His passion, dedication and professionalism was infectious."

Peaches Geldof, Rolling Stones Concert
His designs were seen across the world, but few realise Fisher was behind it.

The Stones then continue on a more personal note: "We all loved his dry sense of humour and unflappable demeanour… a quietly soft spoken genius… Mark will be sorely missed – not only by us… but by every single member of ours… and any crew he worked with. Our sincere condolences go to his wife and family." Robbie Williams, whose current tour also uses one of Fisher’s designs, was among the first celebrities to express his condolences for his family. The designer is survived by his wife, Christina.

Lady Gaga, Fan Meet and Greet
Extravagant performers like Lady Gaga frequently collaborated with Fisher.