Scott Walker has died, his record label 4AD has confirmed. The singer-songwriter, composer and producer was 76.
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."
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: https://t.co/awaFXWOkja pic.twitter.com/nd6MYVmWaO— 4AD (@4AD_Official) March 25, 2019
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.
So very sad to hear that Scott Walker has passed away, he was a huge influence on Radiohead and myself, showing me how i could use my voice and words. Met him once at Meltdown, such a kind gentle outsider. He will be very missed. https://t.co/v33Ey91hbn— Thom Yorke (@thomyorke) March 25, 2019
So very sad to hear about Scott Walker.... truly one of the greats.. so unique and a real artist. On my way to work on the first day of recording OK Computer I passed him riding his bike on Chiswick High Street.. and when I got to the studio Thom was holding a copy of Scott 4..— nigel godrich (@nigelgod) March 25, 2019
Devastated https://t.co/Uf4031sWly— Holly Herndon (@hollyherndon) March 25, 2019
Absolutely saddened shocked by the death of Scott Walker . He gave me so much inspiration so much I owe to him and modelled on him even down to my early S C hair cut and dark glasses .… https://t.co/ux5f9B1rjh— Marc Almond (@MarcAlmond) March 25, 2019