May 19, 2023

Andrew Rourke: 1964 -2023

Andy Rourke has died aged 59 after a long batlle with pancreatic cancer. He was totally unique bass player, whose sound was a key part of the sound of The Smiths. His former bandmate Johnny Marr broke the news on his Twitter:

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.

» Andrew Rourke on Wikipedia

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