Mark E. Smith

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Mark E. Smith
Mark E. Smith in 2008
Mark E. Smith in 2008
Background information
Birth nameMark Edward Smith
Born(1957-03-05)5 March 1957
Broughton, Salford, Lancashire, England
Died24 January 2018(2018-01-24) (aged 60)
Prestwich, Greater Manchester, England
GenresPost-punk, alternative rock, spoken word
Occupation(s)Musician, lyricist, songwriter
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, keyboards, violin
Years active1976–2018

Mark Edward Smith (5 March 1957 – 24 January 2018) was an English singer-songwriter and musician. He is the lead singer, lyricist and only constant member of the post-punk group The Fall.[1][2] Smith formed The Fall in 1976 after attending a Sex Pistols gig at the Manchester Free Trade Hall in June that year.[3]

Smith died on 24 January 2018 in Prestwich, Greater Manchester of lung and kidney cancer at the age of 60.[4]

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