Andy Rourke of The Smiths has died at 59
The Smiths bassist Andy Rourke has died at age 59 following a battle with cancer. Former bandmate Johnny Marr announced his passing:
“It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Andy Rourke after a lengthy illness with pancreatic cancer. Andy will be remembered as a kind and beautiful soul by those who knew him and as a supremely gifted musician by music fans. We request privacy at this sad time.”
Revisit Kyle Meredith's interview with Rourke below.
And here's a live one where Andy joined Marr on stage at Lollapalooza.