Andrew Weatherall has died.
The respected and beloved DJ and producer passed away this morning, Monday, February 17th, at London's Whipps Cross Hospital. Weatherall suffered a pulmonary embolism, according his management, who said "his death was swift and peaceful." He was 56.
Weatherall's management shared the following statement this morning.
"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." Weatherall was a key member of the late '80s London acid house scene, as a resident of Danny Rampling's Shoom parties and through the Boy's Own collective, working as a DJ, producer and journalist. Most widely known for producing Primal Scream's 1991 album, Screamadelica, and acts like Beth Orton and My Bloody Valentine, he was also part of influential groups The Sabres Of Paradise and Two Lone Swordsmen. More recently, he ran the A Love From Outer Space parties with Sean Johnston.
Weatherall was in the process of releasing new music, including the Unknown Plunderer / End Times Sound EP on Byrd Out. He had also been booked for a number of upcoming festivals such as inner city electronic, Houghton, Love International, GALA and more.
Read JD Twitch's tribute to Weatherall.
Many have been sharing tributes to the late icon on social media.
Revisit our feature on Weatherall from 2009, and listen to his RA Podcast from 2015.