Pioneering DJ & producer Andrew Weatherall has died
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.
RIP Guv'nor.https://t.co/fZ3k43mZle— Ninja Tune (@ninjatune) February 17, 2020
We are profoundly sad to learn of the passing of Andrew Weatherall. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time.— Warp Records (@WarpRecords) February 17, 2020
A true cultural icon and vital contributor to the label, his absence will be immensely felt. Thank you for all the music and memories. pic.twitter.com/SHfJgXrgxd
Not many people have soundtracked my life with as much amazing music as Andrew Weatherall and an absolute gent to go with it. RIP— R&S Records (@randsrecords) February 17, 2020
hard to put into words the influence and impact Andrew Weatherall has had on UK culture...— Gilles Peterson (@gillespeterson) February 17, 2020
so sad to hear of his passing
We lost one of our best today - RIP Andrew Weatherall.— NTS Radio (@NTSlive) February 17, 2020
Statement from management: “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... pic.twitter.com/VcXrmRNiCJ
Fail We May, Sail We Must. RIP legend. pic.twitter.com/2lo0VVQxT6— Ghostly (@ghostly) February 17, 2020