Andrew Weatherall dies aged 56

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The producer passed away today (17 February).

Andrew Weatherall has died. He was 56 years old. The news was confirmed by his management, who 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. Further announcements regarding funeral arrangements will be made in due course by Andrew’s press officer”.

The producer’s last set was at Manchester’s The White Hotel on 8 February. The artist was due to play at Phonox this weekend (21 February) and at a string of festivals this summer, including Inner City Electronic and The Beat Hotel Marrakech.

Update: (18 February) Weatherall’s family have released a statement. It reads: “Lizzie, Bob and Ian would like to thank everybody quite literally everywhere for their lovely messages and tributes to Andrew.”

“We know what a special person he was and are overwhelmed at the number of people who knew this too… and to hear their stories and how he influenced them is a real joy at such a raw and dreadful time. Please do what he would have wanted… creating, listening, dancing, but above all pushing boundaries.”