Photographer Matt Irwin has passed away at the age of 36.
Photographer to the stars, Irwin has worked closely with A-list celebrities of the music and entertainment industry. He’s worked with Miley Cyrus, Rita Ora, Nicki Minaj, and was the main photographer of the U.K. based band, One Direction.
The cause of death is unknown. Members of One Direction have yet to comment on the death of their friend.
Irwin’s love for picture snapping began at age 15 when he was given a camera from a friend. The rest is history. Much of his work can be found on his Instagram page.
Fans of the photographer paid tribute to him on Friday, May 6—the day of his death.
Matt Irwin had this sort of magnetic pull on him. He was loved by so many people and he was so young and passionate about his work
— sarah (@stylesest1994) May 6, 2016
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Matt Irwin’s family and friends. So sad to hear this news 🙁 Rest easy.
— 1D UPDATES (@1DUpdatesOnline) May 6, 2016
Matt Irwin, a photographer and friend of the boys, has just passed away. Rest in Peace Matt. pic.twitter.com/Otvcwy9K5e
— 1DIR (@1DInsideReport) May 6, 2016
a moment of silence for matt irwin who inspired Harry to be the camera lover he is today 🙁 #RIPMattIrwin
— anaïs star (@theywillbefree) May 6, 2016
Rest in peace to the wonderful photographer and artist that is Matt Irwin 🙁 <3
— Mari Grong (@MariGrong) May 6, 2016
Can’t believe what I’m reading about Matt Irwin. Another life taken too soon. What an amazingly talented guy #RIPMattIrwin
— Megan Rhiannon (@mwitchell) May 6, 2016