Scott Walker dies, aged 76

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Scott Walker dies, aged 76

The sun ain’t gonna shine anymore.

The world has lost another of music’s greats with the passing of Scott Walker who has died, aged 76. Walker’s record label 4AD released a statement confirming the news, which has seen an outpouring of tributes from the likes of Thom Yorke, Boy George and Johnny Marr.

Since making his mark at the age of 13 with his distinct baritone voice, Scott Walker has been a sizeable force in music – having influenced everyone from David Bowie to Radiohead with his work. Well known as one-third of The Walker Brothers – the trio behind hits ‘The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore’ and ‘Make It Easy On Yourself’ – Walker has gone from strength to strength since the popular band parted ways in the late ’60s.

His solo career saw him foray into avante-garde compositions, further cementing him as a visionary. Releasing a string of critically acclaimed albums with Scott, Scott 2, Scott 3 and Scott 4, Walker tested new waters with his experimental pop and became an influential figure for many artists to come. Walker’s latest work was a film score for Vox Lux, starring Natalie Portman and featuring a soundtrack by Sia.

There is no news on the cause of death at this time.