Essa semana o cantor Mark E. Smith, influente líder da banda de post-punk The Fall, nos deixou aos 60 anos de idade.
Embora a causa da morte não tenha sido divulgada ainda, sabia-se que o músico enfrentava uma série de problemas de saúde. No ano passado o The Fall precisou cancelar raras datas de turnês nos Estados Unidos após Smith ter sido hospitalizado.
Desde a notícia do falecimento do músico, um enorme número de artistas e bandas dos mais variados estilos prestaram suas homenagens nas redes sociais.
Nomes como Thom Yorke, Kim Gordon, Jarvis Cocker, Cat Power, Peter Hook, Mark Lanegan e muitos outros compartilharam belos tributos e mensagens de apoio à família do cantor.
Você pode conferir algumas dessas mensagens logo abaixo.
I’m taking the news in right now. I will put a statement out tomorrow. I hope you will all understand. Thank you for your lovely messages, they mean a lot. I love you, Brix pic.twitter.com/P0rEU6CeC5
— Brix Smith Start (@Brixsmithstart) January 24, 2018
Mark, me old mucker… you will be sorely missed! The North will rise again! RIP. Love Hooky x
— Peter Hook (@peterhook) January 24, 2018
— Buzzcocks (@Buzzcocks) January 24, 2018
“check the guys track record “ RiP Mark E Smith .. words .. and music .. https://t.co/T9ZJIr7K8j
— Thom Yorke (@thomyorke) January 25, 2018
God help us. RIP Mark E Smith pic.twitter.com/55ooBvnpbt
— gorillaz (@gorillaz) January 24, 2018
Mark E.Smith R.I.P.
— Liam Gallagher (@liamgallagher) January 25, 2018
There will never be another The Fall or Mark E Smith.
— Carl Newman (@ACNewman) January 25, 2018
Fuck Man. RIP Mark E Smith
— mark lanegan (@marklanegan) January 24, 2018
Literally started using the band name The Pharmacists because in ‘94, AS I RECALL IT (@johnedugan ?), our band Chisel was at WHFS in Md. discussing what a better band name could have been, and, thinking of The Fall’s version of “Mr. Pharmacist,” landed on “The Pharmacists.”
— Ted Leo (@tedleo) January 25, 2018
— superchunk (@superchunk) January 24, 2018
RIP Mark E Smith pic.twitter.com/4BezoJzeQz
— PIXIES (@PIXIES) January 24, 2018
First we lost Ursula Le Guin, then Hugh Masekela, now Mark E Smith. Been a tough week for cultural icons.
— Billy Bragg (@billybragg) January 24, 2018
Mark E Smith will always be one of the pillars of influence for me as lyricist and trouble maker. I’ve built trust in people based on wether they owned and actually loved Fall records. Thanks 4 making rock literary, and mischievous. RIP.
— CEDRIC BIXLER ZAVALA (@cedricbixler_) January 24, 2018
I never met Mark E Smith but I admired him, maybe fleetingly rather than obsessively. Somehow he kept his intrigue, kept his magic. Bought many Fall records at different times and loved the repetition. Thanks for the lesson, this is from my school days. https://t.co/OxTS1yVWHF
— the pastels (@pastels_the) January 24, 2018
Mark E Smith ? We will never forget you coming to see us play. Especially when you said watching us play was like watching paint dry. ? RIP
— Garbage (@garbage) January 24, 2018
R.I.P. Mark E. Smith and thanks for the music https://t.co/kHklkkPJgZ
— Andy Bell (@Andybebop) January 24, 2018