DJ and producer Andrew Weatherall has died

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A pioneering force in dance music.

Andrew Weatherall has died, aged 56.

The news of Weatherall’s unexpected passing was shared in a statement from his management on Monday morning:

“We are deeply sorry to announce that Andrew Weatherall, the noted DJ and musician passed away in the early hours of this morning, Monday 17th February 2020, at Whipps Cross Hospital, London.”

“The cause of death was a pulmonary embolism. He was being treated in hospital but unfortunately the blood clot reached his heart. His death was swift and peaceful.”

Andrew Weatherall was a much loved and hugely influential figure in UK dance music, with tributes pouring in from across the musical community.

Listen back to one of Weatherall’s iconic Essential Mixes from 1996 below: