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Scott Walker RIP
John Doran , March 25th, 2019 09:41

Scott Walker dies, aged 76

Scott Walker, one of the most unique voices in 20th and 21st century popular music, has died at the age of 76.

The news was confirmed this morning by 4AD, his record label for many years, who described him as "one of the most revered innovators at the sharp end of creative music."

They said: "It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Scott Walker. Scott was 76 years old and is survived by his daughter, Lee, his granddaughter, Emmi-Lee, and his partner Beverly."

Born Noel Scott Engel, his career began as a session bassist in the early 1960s before he joined The Walker Brothers trio later that decade, with whom he had a number of chart-topping singles.

A number of solo albums followed with Walker's output shifting into increasingly experimental territory in the mid-1990s. In 2014, he released an album with Sunn O))), titled Soused, while his final solo album, a score for the film The Childhood Of A Leader, arrived in 2016.

A number of figures, including Thom Yorke and Cosey Fanni Tutti, have paid tribute to Walker via Twitter.