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Mark Hollis, Talk Talk Lead Singer, Dies At Age 64

Updated On 26 Feb, 2019 Published On

Mark Hollis, the 'genius' frontman of British rock band Talk Talk has died at the age of 64. He passed away on Monday, February 25.

His death was confirmed one of his relatives, Anthony Costello and subsequently his former bandmate Paul Webb, also took to Facebook to share his passing news, writing, "I am very shocked and saddened to hear the news of the passing of Mark Hollis."

Paul aka Rustin Man added,

Musically, he was a genius and it was an honour and privilege to have been in a band with him. I have not seen Mark for many years, but like many musicians of our generation I have been profoundly influenced by his trailblazing musical ideas. He knew how to create depth of feeling with sound and space like no other.

Hollis was the founder and musician behind the 80s new wave band. He produced classic tracks such as It's My Life, Today, Such A Shame and Life's What You Make It.

The 1981-formed musical group's albums, including The Colour of Spring Spirit of Eden, Spirit of Eden and Laughing Stock, have been recognized as "masterpieces".

Tributes from fans, friends and family members were paid on social media.

His cousin-in-law Anthony Costello shared a tweet on Monday, February 25, writing, "RIP Mark Hollis. Cousin-in-law."

Talk Talk's music videos director, Tim Pope, said,

Goodbye Mark Hollis of Talk Talk. Condolences to his lovely family. We had many, many laughs together…

Funeral and memorial services for the late Talk Talk musician will be announced in the coming days. Rest In Peace Mark Hollis!

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