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Andrew Weatherall dies aged 56, industry pays tribute

The revered DJ and producer passed away on February 17 as the result of a pulmonary embolism

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Legendary producer and DJ Andrew Weatherall has died at the age of 56, with the industry hailing him as one of the most influential figures of his generation.

Weather died in hospital yesterday (February 17) at the age of 56, the cause of death being a pulmonary embolism. A statement said: ”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.”

Weatherall worked with some of the biggest acts of the acid house era, applying his formidable studio skills to records by the likes of Happy Mondays, New Order and Primal Scream, for whom he produced the inaugural Mercury Prize-winning Screamadelica in 1992.

He was also a respected DJ and remixed records for such artists as St Etienne, Beth Orton and My Bloody Valentine.

Yesterday, figures from across the music industry paid tribute to Weatherall on Twitter.