Lead Singer from Famous 1980s Band Dies at Only 60 Years Old

January 24, 2018Jan 24, 2018

The longtime leader of a famous British band has sadly passed away. After suffering from numerous health issues in recent months, Mark E. Smith has died. He was only 60 years old at the time of his passing.

Mark is best known for his role as the lead singer of the band "The Fall." Their music has been described as "post-punk" and was widely popular during the 1980s. According to reports, Mark performed his final show in a wheelchair last year.

"The extremely prolific Smith released more than 30 studio albums in the Fall, toured regularly for more than three decades and also sang with bands including Elastica and Gorillaz. He made a cameo in Michael Winterbottom’s movie '24-Hour Party People' about the Manchester music scene, and wrote the music for the ballet 'I Am Curious, Orange,' in 1988," according to Page Six.



Mark was said to have a loud and outspoken personality. Some people reported that he was hard to work with and partly the cause for the band's high turnover rate. They went through numerous members over the years.


"Smith was known for being a difficult personality and the Fall went through dozens of members during their long career," reported Page Six.

Please join us in praying for Mark's family during this time. We ask for God's healing grace to bring them comfort during this tough time.

What do you think? Let us know! In other recent news, an iconic Disney actor has also recently passed away after a tragic battle with cancer. 

Next: Iconic Disney Child Actor Dies After Tragic Battle with CancerJan 11, 2018