Beyonce has paid tribute to Grammy-winning art director and photographer Ian Cuttler Sala, who died in a car accident involving Salma Hayek's brother Sami.
Sala was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, which occurred on Sunday (23Feb14) in Los Angeles, California, while Sami Hayek, 40, was treated for several broken ribs and a head injury. The driver of the truck that collided with the two friends' vehicle was treated for a broken foot.
The top photographer had worked with some of the biggest names in the music business, including Ricky Martin, Billy Joel, Mariah Carey and Beyonce, and on Tuesday (25Feb14), the Crazy In Love hitmaker honored her pal with a tribute posted on Facebook.com.
She wrote, "Rest in peace Ian Cuttler. Ian was a Grammy Award winning art director and photographer who will be greatly missed. His memorable work includes album covers for (Destiny's Child album) Destiny Fulfilled and (Beyonce's album) Dangerously in Love."
Sala won a Grammy Award for Best Art Direction for his work on a Johnny Cash box set in 2006.