DJ and producer Andrew Weatherall died in hospital this morning, his manager confirmed.
DJ Andrew Weatherall, affectionately known as The Major, has died. In a statement this morning, his manager confirmed the producer/ DJ passed away peacefully. They shared the following statement:
“We are deeply sorry to announce that Andrew Weatherall, the noted DJ and musician passed away in the early hours of this morning, Monday, 17th February, 2020, at Whipps Cross Hospital, London. The cause of death was a pulmonary embolism. He was being treated in hospital but unfortunately the blood clot reached his heart. His death was swift and peaceful. His family and friends are profoundly saddened by his death and are taking time to gather their thoughts.”
Weatherall was a key member of the late ’80s London acid house scene, as a member of Danny Rampling’s Shoom parties and through his Boy’s Own Recordings label based off the zine of the same name. Most widely known for producing Primal Scream’s 1991 album Screamadelica, he was also part of The Sabres of Paradise, Two Lone Swordsmen, Bocca Juniors and, more recently, A Love From Outer Space with Sean Johnston.
Tributes have been flooding in from Andrew’s friends and fans. DJ Dave Haslam tweeted:
“I can’t believe I am writing this. #RIP Andrew Weatherall (6 April 1963 – 17 February 2020. One of the greatest, sweetest, funniest guys I’ve ever met.”
Darren Emerson of Underworld added:
“Gutted .. Devastated.. Shocked. A legend . A true gent. Pioneer . Believed in me as a young DJ and got me to cover for him at the legendary Boys Own Weekender . You’ll be missed mate. RIP Andrew Weatherall.”
He first found fame with the club remix of Hallelujah for the Happy Mondays, for which he collaborated with DJ Paul Oakenfold.
Andrew Weatherall: 1963-2020