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Patrick Clarke , February 17th, 2020 14:08

DJ, musician, producer and pioneer Andrew Weatherall has died

Update, February 18, 2pm GMT: A further statement by Weatherall's family said: "Lizzie, Bob and Ian would like to thank everybody quite literally everywhere for their lovely messages and tributes to Andrew. We know what a special person he was and are overwhelmed at the number of people who knew this too… and to hear their stories and how he influenced them is a real joy at such a raw and dreadful time.

"Please do what he would have wanted… creating, listening, dancing, but above all pushing boundaries."

DJ, musician, producer, writer and remixer Andrew Weatherall has died aged 56.

In a statement, his management said: "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."

Further announcements regarding funeral arrangements will be made in due course.

Weatherall founded the fanzine Boy's Own in the late 1980s, before establishing himself as one of the most important DJs of the acid house movement.

After acclaimed remixes of Happy Mondays' 'Hallelujah' and New Order's 'World In Motion', among many others, he was recruited by Primal Scream to produce the single 'Loaded' and the album Screamadelica, the colossal success of which marked Weatherall as one of the finest producers of his generation.

As well as heading up a number of club nights throughout the 1990s, in 1992 he formed experimental electronic group The Sabres Of Paradise alongside Jagz Kooner and Gary Burns.

In 1996 he formed Two Lone Swordsmen with Keith Tenniswood, releasing music via Warp and later another of Weatherall's own labels, Rotter's Golf Club, founded in 2001.

In 2006 he released his debut solo EP The Bullet Catcher's Apprentice, followed by debut solo album A Pox On The Pioneers in 2009. He continued his work as a remixer, producer and DJ until his death.