The stars of the Black Eyed Peas are mourning the death of a close friend.

Nick Lauher, who worked as part of the band's management team, passed away earlier this month (Feb14).

The news has devastated the bandmembers, including singer Fergie, who expressed her grief in a series of posts on her page, writing, "R.I.P. Nick Lauher, my friend. Truly one of the sweetest guys I've ever met. Heaven couldn't wait for you. Angel love Bep (Black Eyed Peas) family... R.I.P... so sad."

She also posted a picture of herself posing with Lauher on a private jet.

British pop star Cheryl Cole also passed on her condolences following Lauher's death by reposting Fergie's tweets on her own page.