Scott Walker of The Walker Brothers dies aged 76

Lawrence Kim
March 25, 2019

The statement goes on to say: "From teen idol to cultural icon, Scott leaves to future generations a legacy of extraordinary music - a brilliant lyricist with a haunting singing voice, he has been one of the most revered innovators at the sharp end of creative music, whose influence on many artists has been freely acknowledged".

Artists including Radiohead's Thom Yorke paid tribute to Walker when his death was announced.

He is survived by his daughter, Lee, his granddaughter, Emmi-Lee, and his partner Beverly.

Noel Scott Engel began using his stage name of Scott Walker in the early 1960s when he was living in Los Angeles. A representative for the indepedent record label 4AD told the cause of death was cancer.

"Met him once at Meltdown, such a kind gentle outsider".

Soft Cell's Mark Almond, meanwhile, said he had modelled his own look on the late singer's. "Scott Walker", followed by a sad-faced emoji.

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Poet Ian McMillan eloquently said Walker had had an "unforgettable" voice, "like a cathedral lit by a sunset".

While a fourth person added: "Another huge loss to music". His un-mistakable voice, innovation & influence.

Scott Walker has died aged 76, his record label announced on Monday.

His last solo album was 2012's Bish Bosh.

In 2017, the BBC staged a tribute to Walker's music at London's Royal Albert Hall, while Faber published a book of his lyrics, "Sundog", the following year.

He produced the band's 2001 album We Love Trees.

In recent years he worked as a film composer, writing the scores for such films as The Childhood of a Leader and the upcoming Vox Lux.

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