R.I.P. Mark E. Smith of Post-Punk Legends The Fall, Fellow Musicians React to His Passing

The Singer Was 60

Jan 24, 2018 Bookmark and Share

Mark E. Smith, the lead singer and main creative force of prolific post-punk icons The Fall has passed away. He was 60. The band's manager Pamela Vander announced the news via The Fall News Twitter account and website: "It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of Mark E. Smith. He passed this morning at home. A more detailed statement will follow in the next few days. In the meantime, Pam & Mark's family request privacy at this sad time."

The Fall formed in 1976 in Prestwich, in the Manchester area. Smith was the only constant member of the band over the years, with a revolving line-up of different backing band member, perhaps in part because Smith had a reputation for being difficult. The Fall released 32 official studio albums, ranging from 1979's Live at the Witch Trials to 2017's New Facts Emerge. Below are social media responses to his passing from various fellow musicians.















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