Pioneering DJ & producer Andrew Weatherall has died

17 February 2020


Andrew Weatherall passed away this morning, Monday, February 17th, at East London's Whipps Cross Hospital.

The pioneering DJ and producer, who was 56, was suffering from a pulmonary embolism. His management shared the following statement earlier today:

“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."

A renowned DJ, producer, and musician as well as poet and writer, Weatherall established himself as one of the main figures of the UK acid house explosion of the late 1980s. His influence and impact has endured, continuing to be heavily involved in UK dance culture right up until his untimely death.

Tributes have been flowing in on social media from across the musical community.