Known as the frontman of Talk Talk, post-rock icon Mark Hollis, a fixture in the music industry who left legacy in multiple music genres over the last 40 years, died at 64.
According to consequence of sound, the death was reported by a tweet from his cousin-in-law, Anthony Costello, a tribute by English post-punk band The The and a tribute by Talk Talk’s bassist Paul Webb.
Influenced by Mark Hollis, Paul Webb, as the former bassist of Talk Talk, mourned in his Facebook: “I am very shocked and saddened to hear the news of the passing of Mark Hollis. Musically he was a genius and it was a honour and a privilege to have been in a band with him. I have not seen Mark for many years, but like many musicians of our generation I have been profoundly influenced by his trailblazing musical ideas. He knew how to create a depth of feeling with sound and space like no other. He was one of the greats, if not the greatest.”
RIP Mark Hollis. Cousin-in-law. Wonderful husband and father. Fascinating and principled man. Retired from the music business 20 years ago but an indefinable musical icon.
Talk Talk – It’s My Life (Live at Montreux 1986) https://t.co/eGRfLWHt6r
— Anthony Costello (@globalhlthtwit) February 25, 2019
— THE THE (@thethe) February 25, 2019