DJ and music producer Andrew Weatherall has died, aged 56.

The former Primal Scream producer died in hospital in London earlier today after suffering a pulmonary embolism.

 The DJ died in hospital in London this morning


The DJ died in hospital in London this morningCredit: Getty – Contributor

In a statement, his management said: “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.”

Music icons paid tribute to the respected DJ after news of his death broke this afternoon.

Charlatans frontman Tim Burgess said on Twitter: “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.”

Manchester DJ Dave Haslam added: “I can’t believe I am writing this. #RIP Andrew Weatherall (6 April 1963 – 17 February 2020. One of the greatest, sweetest, funniest guys I’ve ever met.”


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