Following Monday’s reports, it has been confirmed that the co-founder and frontman of Talk Talk, Mark Hollis, has died.
Hollis’ former manager Keith Aspden confirmed that the iconic post-rock vocalist died following a short illness.
Aspden told NPR, “I can’t tell you how much Mark influenced and changed my perceptions on art and music. I’m grateful for the time I spent with him and for the gentle beauty he shared with us.”
Hollis was 64 years old.
See a few of the tribute posts from those inspired by the work of Hollis, and those close to him, below.
I am very shocked and saddened to hear the news of the passing of Mark Hollis. Musically he was a genius and it was a honour and a privilege to have been in a band with him. I have not seen Mark for many years, but like many musicians of our generation I have been profoundly influenced by his trailblazing musical ideas. He knew how to create depth of feeling with sound and space like no other. He was one of the greats, if not the greatest. . . . . #markhollis #talktalk
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R.I.P. #markhollis one of the all time great voices. made so much a beautiful sound- if you have not heard it #spiritofeden is one of the best start to finish albums of all time, perhaps indeed the greatest night driving album ever made. #talktalk
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