Celebrated British sculptor David Wynne has died, aged 88.

The artist, famed for his friendship with The Beatles, passed away on 4 September (14). No more details about his death were available as Wenn went to press.

Wynne created a number of famous sculptures which are dotted around London, including a gate dedicated to Queen Elizabeth Ii at Hyde Park. His royal connection also included sittings with a number famous faces including Charles, Prince of Wales and the Queen herself.

He became close friends with The Beatles after creating a sculpture of the Fab Four in 1964, and he is credited with introducing the band to their guru Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.

Wynne's famous works include likenesses of late actor/director Lord Richard Attenborough and Shergar, the famous racehorse which was stolen in 1983 and never found.