Scott Walker’s death confirmed by 4AD

The pioneering avant-garde musician was 76.

March 25, 2019
Scott Walker’s death confirmed by 4AD Musician Scott Walker performing on the show 'Mr and Mrs Music', March 11th 1969.   Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty

Scott Walker has died, his record label 4AD has confirmed. The singer-songwriter, composer and producer was 76.

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The statement read: "It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Scott Walker. Scott was 76 years old and is survived by his daughter, Lee, his granddaughter, Emmi-Lee, and his partner Beverly."


Walker, whose songs included "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore" and "Joanna," originally establishe himself as a member of The Walker Brothers. However, he went on to further success as a solo artist, releasing the hugely influential Scott I-IV albums between 1967-1969.

After briefly reuniting with The Walker Brothers he went on to release the critically-acclaimed Climate of Hunter in 1984 before taking a step away from music for a decade. He returned with 1995's Tilt, further cementing his status as an avant-garde pioneer.

His subsequent releases have included The Drift in 2006 and 2012's Bisch Bosch, while he recently worked on the score to Natalie Portman movie, Vox Lux.

Radiohead's Thom Yorke and Soft Cell's Marc Almond were among those paying tribute to Walker on Monday.






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Scott Walker’s death confirmed by 4AD