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Tue Feb 13, 2018, 09:15 PM

Mark E Smith's family disclose cause of death

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/feb/13/mark-e-smith-family-disclose-cause-of-death-the-fall

Mark E Smith died of lung and kidney cancer, his family have disclosed. In a statement on the Fall’s website, Smith’s younger sisters Barbara, Suzanne and Caroline thanked family, friends and fans for the tribute to the punk frontman, who died on 24 January. They also paid tribute to the NHS and Smith’s partner, Pam.

“Mark fought a long and hard battle after his diagnosis of terminal lung and kidney cancer,” they wrote. “He took every treatment going, which could be brutal at times and left Mark with some horrible side effects. Mark was such a strong man [who] hated letting his fans down and tried to carry on regardless, against all advice.”

Smith continued to tour with the Fall during his illness, giving his final performance in Glasgow in November. Last year, they released their 32nd album, New Facts Emerge.

Smith formed the Fall in 1976 in Prestwich and was the only constant member of the band. He was known for his tempestuous relationship with bandmates: there were 66 different members over the years, with a third of them lasting less than a year. Smith famously once said: “If it’s me and yer granny on bongos, it’s the Fall.”

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Tue Feb 13, 2018, 09:45 PM

1. Great band. Rip. N/t

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Response to FSogol (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 09:48 PM

3. I watched 24 Hour Party People the other night

MES had a cameo.

Very sad...

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Tue Feb 13, 2018, 09:48 PM

2. Much more than a punk band. Here's one of my

favorites.

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