Awful unexpected news that the venerated DJ and producer Andrew Weatherall has passed away suddenly in London this morning.
Weatherall was being treated in hospital but passed away due to a pulmonary embolism, caused by a blood clot in the lungs.
Weatherall was one of the UK’s most respected DJs and producers, an influence on an untold but large amount of people, whether it was his production work on Primal Scream’s Screamadelica, as a remixer of My Bloody Valentine, Bjork and Manic Street Preachers, as part of The Sabres of Paradise/ Two Lone Swordsmen or his later output as a unique DJ respected across the globe playing music without restrictions. Weatherall was due to release new music ‘Unknown Plunderer / End Times Sound’, this Friday.
He was 56.
Full statement from his management below.
We are deeply sorry to announce that Andrew Weatherall, the noted DJ and musician passed away in the early hours of this morning, Monday 17th February 2020, at Whipps Cross Hospital, London. The cause of death was a pulmonary embolism. He was being treated in hospital but unfortunately the blood clot reached his heart. His death was swift and peaceful.
His family and friends are profoundly saddened by his death and are taking time to gather their thoughts. Further announcements regarding funeral arrangements will be made in due course by Andrew’s press officer, James Parrish. Management and family have asked to have their privacy respected at this time.