Rock 'n' roll icon Bill Haley's guitarist Franny Beecher has died, aged 92.

The Rock Around the Clock hitmaker passed away in his sleep on Monday (24Feb14), according to his daughter.

Beecher didn't play on Haley's Rock Around The Clock single but he was part of the rocker's band when he made his national television debut with The Comets.

The guitarist was part of the band until 1962. He also performed with jazz greats Buddy Greco and Benny Goodman.

The Philadelphia, Pennsylvania native reunited with the existing Comets and toured the world in the 1980s.