Talk Talk’s Mark Hollis Dead At 64, Confirms Manager

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UPDATE: Mark Hollis has died after battling a short illness, his longtime manager Keith Aspden confirms with Pitchfork. He was 64.

“I’m still trying to accept this but sadly it’s true,” writes Aspden in the statement. “Mark has died after a short illness from which he never recovered. Deeply felt sorrow for a remarkable person who remained true to himself throughout his life. I can’t tell you how much Mark influenced and changed my perceptions on art and music. I’m grateful for the time I spent with him and for the gentle beauty he shared with us.”

After forming Talk Talk in 1981, the band went on to release five studio albums over the next ten years. The band broke up in 1991. Hollis appeared on multiple projects since, including Unkle’s 1998 album Psyence Fiction and instrumental music for the television show “Boss”.

Fellow artists shared condolences of his passing on social media, including bandmate Paul Webb:

Mark Hollis, lead singer of Talk Talk, has reportedly died at the age of 64.

Multiple artist accounts have paid tribute to the singer while no official statement has come from the band. If the news is true, no official cause of death has been listed.

Take a look at some of the tributes below:

This is a developing story.

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