Mark E. Smith, the inscrutable and inimitable poet frontman of UK post-punk band The Fall has died. He was 60.
""It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of Mark E. Smith. A more detailed statement will follow in the next few days. In the meantime, Pam & Mark's family request privacy at this sad time." Pam Van Damned, The Fall – manager
RIP Mark E Smith. So many memories tied up in this song. My life was music when I was a teen, on the street, and this was one of the tracks. https://t.co/YW4T39qvD9
— Xeni Jardin (@xeni) January 24, 2018
RIP Mark E. Smith. This one really hurts. https://t.co/mhft7fRlql
— Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) January 24, 2018
[PHOTO courtesy of THE FALL]