The Fall singer Mark E. Smith has died, at the age of 60

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

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[PHOTO courtesy of THE FALL]