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.
Shocked and saddened to hear that cosmic traveller Andrew Weatherall has left the building. Always a pleasure to meet up with him and share good times. Rest well mate pic.twitter.com/OIsg2Fb6Di
— Tim Burgess (@Tim_Burgess) February 17, 2020
hard to put into words the influence and impact Andrew Weatherall has had on UK culture…
so sad to hear of his passing
— Gilles Peterson (@gillespeterson) February 17, 2020
Just thinking about how it is so rare a gift – in art or in life – to value what truly matters. #AndrewWeatherall really did.
— Lauren Laverne (@laurenlaverne) February 17, 2020
RIP Andrew Weatherall
Talented man who leaves a legacy
Of brillant music.
Far too young. X
— Geoff Barrow (@jetfury) February 17, 2020
— Sasha (@sashaofficial) February 17, 2020
We are all very saddened to hear about the passing of our friend, and collaborator, Andrew Weatherall. pic.twitter.com/vZ3ckl7lw0
— New Order (@neworder) February 17, 2020
A true inspiration and hero. A lovely funny man. Incredible DJ. ❤️ Andrew Weatherall.
— ed simons (@eddychemical) February 17, 2020
RIP Andrew Weatherall. The king of cool. Very, very sad news. Thoughts are with his family and friends. ❤️
— Sleaford Mods (@sleafordmods) February 17, 2020
So sad about Andrew Weatherall. He remixed Sister off my last album and I’ve honestly never sounded so insanely fucking dubby in my life. Plus he was hilarious. Massive respect ❤️
— Tracey Thorn (@tracey_thorn) February 17, 2020