Renowned UK producer and DJ Andrew Weatherall has died, aged 56
Weatherall co-produced classic Primal Scream album Screamadelica across a busy, inventive career.
Producer, DJ and musician Andrew Weatherall has passed away at the age of 56, as confirmed by his publicist on Monday.
A highly regarded and influential individual in the music world, Weatherall was perhaps best known for his work on Primal Scream's 1991 record Screamadelica.
Before that, Weatherall moved from a post-punk upbringing to establishing himself as a key figure in Britain's burgeoning acid house movement in the late 1980s. Over time, he would provide remixes for the likes of Björk, My Bloody Valentine and New Order; most notably on their 1990 World Cup anthem 'World in Motion'.
In a statement released on Monday afternoon, Prescription PR announced news of Weatherall's passing due to a pulmonary embolism.
"We are deeply sorry to announce that Andrew Weatherall, the noted DJ and musician, passed away in the early hours of this morning, Monday 17 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."
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.
Full statement at: https://t.co/a9zYpW5bQH
— Prescription PR (@prescriptionpr) February 17, 2020
Among those paying tribute was Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh, who hailed his "genius" friend.
"Absolutely distraught to hear this terrible news," Welsh said via Twitter.
"Andrew was a longtime friend, collaborator and one of most talented persons I’ve known. Also one of the nicest. Genius is an overworked term but I’m struggling to think of anything else that defines him."