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.
hard to put into words the influence and impact Andrew Weatherall has had on UK culture...— Gilles Peterson (@gillespeterson) February 17, 2020
so sad to hear of his passing
Shocked and saddened to hear that cosmic traveller Andrew Weatherall has left the building. Always a pleasure to meet up with him and share good times. Rest well mate pic.twitter.com/OIsg2Fb6Di— Tim Burgess (@Tim_Burgess) February 17, 2020
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
We're stunned by the news of Andy's passing, our love and thoughts are with his family and his many, many friends. Doves xxxx https://t.co/BXdXYvFRnP— Doves (@dovesmusicblog) February 17, 2020
We were honoured for you to be our Anti-Producer on “No One Can Ever Know” and to have your genius remix “Videograms”. A true gent and a legend. Thank you! RIP Andrew Weatherall.https://t.co/qKjME4vahF— the twilight sad (@thetwilightsad) February 17, 2020
RIP Andrew Weatherall. The king of cool. Very, very sad news. Thoughts are with his family and friends.— Sleaford Mods (@sleafordmods) February 17, 2020
Hero doesn't even begin to cover it. I'll write more later once my head is together. RIP to the best ever x— Daniel Avery (@danielmarkavery) February 17, 2020