Robin Le Mesurier, a guitarist who was well-known for his work with Rod Stewart and Johnny Hallyday, has passed away at the age 68 after he lost his battle against cancer. 

Friends of Rod Stewart announced yesterday that the British musician died. He was an original member of The Wombles, a pop-rock group.

Six years ago, Le Mesurier was joined by fellow rockers Rod Stewart and Ronnie Wood for the Faces Reunion Tour in 2015. This tour took place more than 40 year after the band had announced their dissolution.

Le Mesurier was born to John Le Mesurier star in Dad’s Army and Hattie Jean Jacques actress in Carry On in London.

Robin Le Mesurier (pictured with Rod Stewart in Los Angeles in 1981), who is known for his collaborations with rock musicians Rod Stewart and Johnny Hallyday, has died at the age of 68 following a battle with cancer

Robin Le Mesurier, pictured in Los Angeles with Rod Stewart 1981, was killed in a fight with cancer.

The guitarist (pictured with Ronnie wood during The Faces reunion tour in 2015) was a member of the iconic pop-rock band The Wombles earlier in his career

The iconic rock band The Wombles was the guitarist, as seen here with Ronnie Wood during The Faces’ reunion tour 2015

The rock musician joined fellow rockers Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood and Kenney Jones, for The Faces reunion tour in 2015. Pictured: Robin Le Mesurier performing outside the La Madeleine Church in Paris in 2017

The reunion tour of The Faces saw Kenney Jones, Ronnie Wood, and Rod Stewart join the rock star. Pictured is Robin Le Mesurier, performing in front of the La Madeleine Church in Paris.

Spike Milligan’s and Peter Sellers’ jazz music would fill his ears in the mornings.

According to him, he said that it became a normal thing for him to meet famous people in 2017. Because I’d seen them both on TV and film, I felt awe.

Another regular was ‘Kenneth Williams. He was an incredible character that I loved and who was almost like my brother. Peter Sellers enjoyed a good laugh. Tony Hancock was next, as well as Sid James.

At the tender age of 10, Kim’s parents informed him that they would be ending their 13-year marriage.

They remained in the same house, with John Schofield (Hattie’s partner) moving into the home while John Mesurier, Le Mesurier’s dad, moved to the attic.

After finishing school, Le Mesurier was offered a place at the Royal College of Music but he instead decided to pursue his love of rock music by playing with various bands – which brought him varying levels of success.

Reign was his first band. However, after the promise to a record deal fell through the band broke up in 1973. The musician then joined Mike Batt’s The Wombles as a singer-songwriter, which brought him the breakthrough he had been seeking.

Le Mesurier sported a fake fur outfit alongside his fellow band members to create a pop-rock group that was inspired in part by Elisabeth Beresford’s children’s series. 

Rod Stewart, Robin Le Mesurier, Wally Stocker and Jim Cregan warm up backstage before a performance at the Forum in Los Angeles in 1981

Rod Stewart and Robin Le Mesurier, Wally Stocker, Jim Cregan, warm up backstage prior to a 1981 performance at Los Angeles’ Forum

The guitarist (pictured in 2017 in Paris) said during his early years he would often wake in the early hours to the sound of Spike Milligan and Peter Sellers playing jazz at his home

In Paris, the guitarist is pictured as of 2017.

Le Mesurier, who was born in 1952, was the son of Dad's Army star John Le Mesurier (pictured) and Carry On actress Hattie Jacques

Le Mesurier was born in 1952. He was the son John Le Mesurier of Dad’s Army (pictured), and Hattie Jacques, a Carry On actress.

Rod Stewart and Julian Lennon, the son of Beatles star John Lennon, took to social media to pay tribute to the guitarist

Rod Stewart, Julian Lennon and John Lennon were the children of Beatles singer John Lennon. They took to social media in tribute to the guitarist

Le Mesurier, a guitarist in the band was later fired after his brother found a joint.

Le Mesurier later joined Rod Stewart’s band in 1981 and went on to tour the US with the rock musician as his opening act.

In 1977, he also performed with Johnny Hallyday (famous French singer) and was on tour in the USA with Air Supply.

2017: Le Mesurier described touring with the band as a ‘holiday with your closest friends’.

According to him, “Going on tour together with the bands was almost like going on vacation with your closest friends. We did some shows there and then.”

“I feel lucky to have grew up during a period when there was such diversity in music and have the privilege of working with two great singers. Both of them are great friends to me. 

In 2015, the guitarist  joined fellow rockers Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood and Kenney Jones, for their much-anticipated Faces reunion tour.

Two years later, in 2017, Le Mesurier penned a tell-all book about his life and his adventures in the music industry entitled ‘A Charmed Rock ‘n’ Roll Life’.

Following the star’s death yesterday, rock musician Rod Stewart, took to social media to pay tribute to the rocker, writing: ‘A rock & roll soul, rest in peace my dear friend.’

Julian Lennon wrote, “Heartbroken” to the death of Robin Le Mesurier, his dear friend and Beatles singer John Lennon.