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British DJ and producer Andrew Weatherall dies aged 56

17 February 2020, 14:27 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Andrew Weatherall, the British DJ/producer known for his work with Primal Scream and The Twilight Sad, has died aged 56.

Weatherall - who produced and remixed Primal Scream's Screamadelica - earned Primal Scream a Mercury Prize in 1992.

Throughout his career, he also remixed work by New Order, Manic Street Preachers, My Bloody Valentine, Björk, and many others.

The DJ/producer died this morning (17 February) aged 56. His management said in a statement, "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."

Weatherall's management adds, "His family and friends are profoundly saddened by his death and are taking time to gather their thoughts."

The last album Weatherall released was 2017's Qualia.

Musicians have been paying tribute to the late producer and DJ online.

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