The Tributes pour in for a punk great…
Legendary frontman of The Fall had been in poor health for a long time. The band even took the step last year to cancel their eagerly awaited tour in the wake of his declining health.
News of his death was announced in an emotional tribute from his former band-mate Marc Riley on BBC 6 Music. Inevitably then, social media today has been awash with tributes to the front-man.
God help us. RIP Mark E Smith pic.twitter.com/55ooBvnpbt
— gorillaz (@gorillaz) January 24, 2018
Lauren Laverne – Oh man. Mark E Smith. One of my biggest heroes. Had a nightmare interviewing him (of course) but then he put me in a song. So sharp, clever and untouchably cool. Thanks for the music, MES.
Peter Hook – Mark, me old mucker… you will be sorely missed! The North will rise again! RIP. Love Hooky x