Tributes pour in for Andy Gill

Tributes pour in for Andy Gill

Celebrities have taken to social media to share their sadness over the passing of legendary guitarist Andy Gill. 

Andy Gill
Andy Gill/ YouTube screenshot

The musician died on Saturday at the age of 64. 

According to several reports, he died of pneumonia.

Andy is the founding member of Gang of Four, and was a well-known producer for bands such as Red Hot Chili Peppers, Killing Joke, Therapy?, and The Jesus Lizard.

Members of Gang of Four announced the news of his passing on Twitter. 

"This is so hard for us to write, but our great friend and Supreme Leader has died today," the band wrote.  

“Andy’s final tour in November was the only way he was ever really going to bow out; with a Stratocaster around his neck, screaming with feedback and deafening the front row," the statement read. 

The devastating news of his death comes as he was planning his next tour.

"His uncompromising artistic vision and commitment to the cause meant that he was still listening to mixes for the upcoming record, whilst planning the next tour from his hospital bed," wrote the band. 

The members praised him for his intelligence. 

"To us, he was our friend – and we’ll remember him for his kindness and generosity, his fearsome intelligence, bad jokes, mad stories and endless cups of Darjeeling tea. He just so happened to be a bit of a genius too. One of the best to ever do it, his influence on guitar music and the creative process was inspiring for us, as well as everyone who worked alongside him and listened to his music. And his albums and production work speak for themselves," the members wrote. 

Tributes for the star keep pouring in on social media. 

Image courtesy of YouTube screenshot.

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