Scott Walker, one of the most enigmatic and influential figures in rock history, has died at the age of 76.
The US star, whose songs included The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore and Joanna, influenced everyone from David Bowie to Jarvis Cocker. He found fame as a teen idol in The Walker Brothers, but his dark baritone hinted at something deeper.
Walker’s death was confirmed by his current record label, 4AD, who called him “one of the most revered innovators at the sharp end of creative music”.
It is with great sadness that we announce 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,” it said, calling Walker “a unique and challenging titan at the forefront of British music” ” his label 4AD said on Twitter.