Legendary front-man of Manchester post-punk band The Fall—Mark E. Smith passed away on January 24th, 2018.

Following his death, his management promised a “more detailed” statement would be forthcoming.

Now, after having a funeral that reportedly resembled the chaos one would expect from Smith’s notoriously antagonistic live performances, an official statement has been made regarding his death via The Fall’s official website.

According to Smith’s three sisters, It has been now revealed that the famed singer lost his life due to terminal lung and kidney cancer.

Read the statement in full below:

“We would like to thank family, friends and fans for all their kind words, condolences and memories about our brother Mark.

Also, the N.H.S and staff who treated Mark throughout and Mark’s partner Pam who loved, cared and cherished our brother.

Mark fought a long and hard battle after his diagnosis of terminal lung and kidney cancer. 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 and hated letting his fans down and tried to carry on regardless against all advice.

Mark had a great life and loved and lived it to the full and always by his own rules and we, as his sisters were privileged to be part of it too.

Mark is at peace now and pain free, but we, his three sisters have been left heartbroken and will miss our big brother very much.

Barbara, Suzanne and Caroline.”


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