The band’s guitarist Johnny Marr introduced on Twitter on Friday morning that Rourke had handed away after a battle with pancreatic most cancers.
“It’s with deep unhappiness that we announce the passing of Andy Rourke after a prolonged sickness with pancreatic most cancers,” he wrote alongside a throwback photograph of Rourke taking part in the bass guitar. “Andy will likely be remembered as a sort and exquisite soul by those that knew him and as a supremely gifted musician by music followers. We request privateness at this unhappy time.”
Drummer Mike Joyce additionally paid tribute to his former bandmate by tweeting, “Not solely probably the most gifted bass participant I’ve ever had the privilege to play with however the sweetest, funniest lad I’ve ever met. Andy’s left the constructing, however his musical legacy is perpetual. I miss you a lot already. Endlessly in my coronary heart mate.”
The bassist carried out on all 4 of The Smiths’ studio albums: 1984’s The Smiths, 1985’s Meat Is Homicide, 1986’s The Queen Is Useless and 1987’s Strangeways, Right here We Come. He then performed on a few of frontman Morrissey’s solo songs after the group disbanded in 1987.
Rourke additionally performed and recorded with the Pretenders, Killing Joke, Sinead O’Connor, Aziz Ibrahim, and Badly Drawn Boy, whereas he additionally carried out within the latter’s touring band for 2 years.
Later in his profession, Rourke fashioned the supergroup Freebass with Gary ‘Mani’ Mounfield from the Stone Roses and Peter Hook from New Order, and the choice band D.A.R.Okay. with Olé Koretsky and Dolores O’Riordan.
Amongst many different musical escapades Andy Rourke fashioned Blitz Vega alongside frontman and guitarist Kav Sandhu of the Completely happy Mondays.
Fakazakamp final interviewed Andy Rourke at Nambucca, North London on April twenty fourth 2019 previous to their first efficiency as Blitz Vega. See the complete interview under.
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