Musician Raphael Ravenscroft, who played one of the most famous saxophone solos of all time on Gerry Rafferty's Baker Street , has died. He was 60. Ravenscroft's family said he died on Sunday after being taken to a hospital near his home in Exeter, southwest England. The BBC said a heart attack was the suspected cause of death. The bluesy eight-bar sax riff helped make Baker Street a soft-rock hit. It reached No 3 in Britain and No 2 in the United States in 1978, and still receives considerable airplay. Despite its success, however, Ravenscroft said in a 2011 radio interview that Baker Street irritated him - because his solo was flat. "I'm irritated because it's out of tune," Ravenscroft said. "Yeah, it's flat. By enough of a degree that it irritates me at best." Ravenscroft received a flat fee - often reported to be £27 - for his work on the song, which made Rafferty a fortune. However, the hit kick-started Ravenscroft's career, and he went on to work with big names including Pink Floyd, ABBA and Marvin Gaye. In 1979 he released a solo album, "Her Father Didn't Like Me Anyway". He also wrote a successful instruction manual, The Complete Saxophone Player . His daughter, artist Scarlett Raven, told the BBC that her father was actually "very proud of Baker Street and that it made people feel good." "I'm sure a lot of people will put on Baker Street and smile today," she said.