- Death of the Salford-born singer was announced on the band’s Twitter page
- Statement released by his manager confirmed he passed away this morning
- Smith had to cancel a number of gigs last year due to ‘bizarre medical issues’
The Fall leader singer Mark E Smith has died today aged 60.
The official Twitter account for the band confirmed the tragic news, along with a statement from band’s manager Pam Van-Damned.
The tweet read: ‘The day I’ve been dreading. ‘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’s lead singer Mark E Smith passed away this morning, his manager confirmed
The sad news was announced by a fan account for the band, which carried a statement attributed to The Fall’s manager Pam Van-Damned.
The Fall’s record label, Cherry Red, also confirmed the English musician’s death.
Smith had to cancel a number of The Fall gigs last year after suffering from a ‘bizarre and rare medical issues’, his manager said.
His last performance was at the Queen Margaret Union in Glasgow, where he sang from his wheelchair with his right arm in a sling.