Sad news for the music community.
Andrew Weatherall has died at the age of 56.
According to a statement shared on Monday 17th February, the UK DJ and producer passed away in the early hours of the morning following a pulmonary embolism.
A statement from Weatherall’s management was released saying:
“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.
His family and friends are profoundly saddened by his death and are taking time to gather their thoughts. Further announcements regarding funeral arrangements will be made in due course by Andrew’s press officer, James Parrish. Management and family have asked to have their privacy respected at this time.”
About Andrew Weatherall
Weatherall was born in 1963. He became a prominent figure in the acid house scene as a DJ in the late 80s.
Weatherall has become world famous for his work with and for Paul Oakenfold, Björk, New Order, The Orb, The Future Sound of London and My Bloody Valentine.
Weatherall released his debut solo EP, ‘The Bullet Catcher’s Apprentice’ in 2006, which was followed by his debut LP, ‘A Pox on the Pioneers’ in 2009.
Tributes Pour In
Tributes for the legendary DJ have been pouring in. All of which celebrate Weatherall his influence on UK music as well as his wise and humorous outlook on life.