The man who helped shape the career of The Animals, Jeff Beck and Lulu loses a year long battle with cancer...

Legendary record producer Mickie Most has died after a year long battle with cancer. He was 64.

Most, real name Michael Hayes, worked with a host of artists through the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s including The Animals, The Sweet, Herman’s Hermits, Jeff Beck and Lulu. He died at his home in North London on Friday (May 30) with his wife of 40 years Christina by his side.

Most is reputed to have been responsible for more number one hits across the globe than any other producer. He was said to be worth £50million.

His funeral will be held at the West Chapel in Golders Green, London, June 6.