Mark E. Smith: The Fall lead singer and post-punk legend dies aged 60

Mark E. Smith, iconic lead singer of Manchester post-punk band The Fall has passed away at the age of 60.

The following statement was posted on The Fall’s fan twitter account @fallnews and attributed to the band’s manager Pam Van-Damned:

“It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of Mark E. Smith. He passed this morning at home.

A more detailed statement will follow in the next few days. In the meantime, Pam & Mark’s family request privacy at this said time.”

Check out Mark E. Smith and The Fall performing Pacifying Joint below:

Main image via Irish Times.