- 17 Feb 20
Members of the music and literary communities have taken to Twitter to mourn the loss of Andrew Weatherall.
Celebrated DJ and producer Andrew Weatherall passed away this morning due to a pulmonary embolism. He was well-loved for his visionary synthesis of underground influences and collaborations, including Primal Scream on 1991's Screamadelica, and his influences on the music world were insurmountable. Tributes have poured in via Twitter since the announcement of his death this afternoon.
Anton Newcombe of the Brian Jonestown Massacre gave his condolences.
very sad to hear about Andrew Weatherall this afternoon. rest in power
— anton newcombe (@antonnewcombe) February 17, 2020
Stuart Braithwaite of Mogwai was "gutted" to hear the news.
I’m really gutted to hear the awful news about Andrew Weatherall. His influence on music was incredible and he never stopped pushing forward when it’d have been easier to rest on his laurels. Most importantly though, he was a great person. Rest in peace.
— stuart braithwaite (@plasmatron) February 17, 2020
Andy Bell of Ride called Weatherall "an absolute titan of music".
An absolute titan of music has passed on. RIP Andrew Weatherall 💔
— Andy Bell (@Andybebop) February 17, 2020
Sam Duckworth expressed his disbelief.
Author Irvine Welsh called him nothing short of genius.
Absolutely distraught to hear this terrible news. Andrew was a longtime friend, collaborator and one of most talented persons I’ve known. Also one of the nicest. Genius is an overworked term but I’m struggling to think of anything else that defines him. https://t.co/nWlyE75bL5
— Irvine Welsh (@IrvineWelsh) February 17, 2020
BBC Radio 6 DJ Gilles Peterson paid tribute to Weatherall's immense influence and impact on UK culture.
hard to put into words the influence and impact Andrew Weatherall has had on UK culture...
so sad to hear of his passing
— Gilles Peterson (@gillespeterson) February 17, 2020
A statement said: "his family and friends are profoundly saddened by his death and are taking time to gather their thoughts."