Experimental pop hero, Scott Walker, has died aged 76.
Announcing the news was label 4AD, saying, “It is with great sadness that we announced the death of Scott Walker. Scott was 76 years old and is survived by his daughter, Lee, his granddaughter Emmi-Lee, and his partner Beverly.”
Born Noel Scott Engel, he rose to fame as being one of three of The Walker Brothers before venturing as a solo artist, producer and composer.
He changed his name when he joined The Walker Brothers — but as fame took hold of Scott, he became to realise that fame wasn’t for him.
Once he went solo, he released several critically acclaimed albums, including, Scott, Scott 2, Scott 3 and Scott 4. During the late 1970s, he re-joined The Walker Brothers after a stint of disappearing from the limelight. They released their last album together and Scott went back to being a solo artist.