Revered music producer Hal Willner has died aged 64.

Willner worked with the likes of Lou Reed and Marianne Faithful and was a longtime Saturday Night Live staffer.

No cause of death has been announced. A representative told The Hollywood Reporter that Willner presented symptoms consistent with Covid-19 but wasn’t officially diagnosed.

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Willner seemed to suggest he had contracted the illness in a tweet dated 28 March.

“I always wanted to have a number one – but not this,” he wrote next to a map appearing to show cases of coronavirus across the US.

In the tweet, Willner said he was “in bed on Upper West Side”.

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