Talk Talk Frontman Mark Hollis Has Died (Updated)

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Talk Talk Frontman Mark Hollis Has Died (Updated)

Update, Feb. 26: Mark Hollis’ longtime manager Keith Aspden has confirmed the Talk Talk frontman’s death “after a short illness,” according to NPR Music.

Original Story: Mark Hollis, most notably known as the singer and co-founder of the English post-rock outfit Talk Talk, has been reported dead at 64, per NME and numerous other outlets.

Talk Talk was formed in 1981 by Hollis, Lee Harris and Paul Webb. Notable Talk Talk singles include “It’s My Life,” “Talk Talk,” “Dum Dum Girl” and “Such a Shame.”

Following the band’s official disbandment in the early ‘90s, Hollis began his solo career in 1998 with the release of his self-titled debut solo album. Hollis later retired from the music industry.

Although Hollis’ representatives have yet to confirm reports of his death, social media is awash with tributes to the musician, including posts from English post-punks The The, author Anthony Costello and Talk Talk music video director Tim Pope, not to mention Webb (who performs solo as Rustin Man).

We’ll update this post with further information as it becomes available. In the meantime, see Hollis star in Talk Talk’s “It’s My Life” video below.