Andrew Weatherall, the musician, DJ and record producer, has passed away at the age of 57.
(Credit: Andrew Weatherall)

Andrew Weatherall, famed musician, DJ and producer, has died aged 56

Andrew Weatherall, the musician, DJ and record producer, has passed away at the age of 56.

Weatherall, famed for his work with Primal Scream’s critically acclaimed third studio album Screamadelica, suffered a pulmonary embolism and passed away after the blood clot fatally reached his heart.

His management confirmed the news in a statement, it read: “We are deeply sorry to announce that Andrew Weatherall, the noted DJ and musician passed away in the early hours of this morning, Monday 17th February 2020, at Whipps Cross Hospital, London.

“The cause of death was a pulmonary embolism. He was being treated in hospital but unfortunately the blood clot reached his heart. His death was swift and peaceful.”

Weatherall, who also worked as a freelance journalist and was heavily affiliated to fashion along with music, began his career in the post-punk scene before later becoming a key figure in the acid house movement as DJ in the late 1980s.

Having worked with the likes of Primal Scream, Happy Mondays, Paul Oakenfold and more, Weatherall hit national fame after his remixed tracks by bands such as New Order, Björk, Siouxsie Sioux, Manic Street Preachers, My Bloody Valentine and more earned rave reviews and critical acclaim.

Tributes for the musician have already started pouring in, Charlatans’ Tim Burgess taking to social media to say: “Shocked and saddened to hear that cosmic traveller Andrew Weatherall has left the building. Always a pleasure to meet up with him and share good times.”

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