Scott Walker dies aged 76

The artist’s label 4AD announced the news.

Scott Walker has died aged 76, his label 4AD have confirmed.

“It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Scott Walker,” the label said in a statement on their website. “Scott was 76 years old and is survived by his daughter, Lee, his granddaughter, Emmi-Lee, and his partner Beverly.”

Emerging as one third of ’60s group The Walker Brothers, Scott then disappeared from the musical landscape for decades, before re-emerging in the 1990s, becoming one of experimental music’s most-loved figures.

In 4AD’s statement, they include a quote from novelist Eimear McBride, originally written as the foreword to Sundog, a 2017 book of the singer’s lyrics.

“Walker’s work, as Joyce’s before it, is a complex synaesthesia of thought, feeling, the doings of the physical world and the weight of foreign objects slowly ground together down into diamond. It is Pinter-esque in its menace but never shies from naked emotion… This is work that does not speak of danger, it feels like it.”

Read the statement in full below.

Tags: Scott Walker, News

Read More

Your subscription could not be saved. Please try again.
Your subscription has been successful.

Stay Updated!

Get the best of DIY to your inbox each week.

Latest Issue

November 2023

Featuring King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, IDLES, Tkay Maidza, Sleater-Kinney and more.

Read Now Buy Now Subscribe to DIY