Morrissey on Andy Rourke death at 59, the Smiths bassist, expressed his deepest condolences for the late English musician on his website.
The professional bassist of the rock band “The Smiths” was born on January 17, 1964, and died on May 19, 2023.
On May 19, 2023, former bandmate Johnny Marr of The Smiths confirmed the news on Twitter with his heartfelt condolences.
In a Tweet, he revealed the musician had been battling Pancreatic Cancer.
Fans, friends, and celebrities have reacted to this saddening news and left sad comments.
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Morrissey on Andy Rourke death on his website wrote:
“Sometimes one of the most radical things you can do is to speak clearly. When someone dies, out come the usual blandishments … as if their death is there to be used. I’m not prepared to do this with Andy. I just hope … wherever Andy has gone … that he’s OK. He will never die as long as his music is heard. He didn’t ever know his own power, and nothing that he played had been played by someone else. His distinction was so terrific and unconventional and he proved it could be done. He was also very, very funny and very happy, and post-Smiths, he kept a steady identity – never any manufactured moves. I suppose, at the end of it all, we hope to feel that we were valued. Andy need not worry about that.”
Andy Rourke death has happened in New York City at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Reybee Inc said.
The Smiths were an old English rock band formed in Manchester in 1982. The bandmates comprised singer Morrissey, drummer Mike Joyce, guitarist Johnny Marr, and bassist Rourke.
All the bandmates, fans, and celebrities have paid tribute to Andy on his demise. On Friday, Johnny Marr tweeted:
“It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Andy Rourke after a lengthy illness with pancreatic cancer. Andy will be remembered as a kind and beautiful soul by those who knew him and as a supremely gifted musician by music fans. We request privacy at this sad time.”
Tim Burgess also wrote about Andy Rourke death and said that he was an inspirational musician with a style that made so many of us pick up a bass guitar.
“Our thoughts are with everyone who knew him. Travel well,” he further added.
On Twitter, Billy Bragg has also sent his condolences to Andy’s family and friends. Billy wrote that he has a wonderful memory of him playing with Johnny Marr on the Red Wedge Tour.
Amid tweets, Ian Brown also wanted not to evade posting a tweet to tribute to the Smiths bassist musician on his death.
Ian Brown said that he first met with Andy aged 17 at a party. He wrote that Andy accompanied him onstage on a UK tour. It was Brown’s first show in MOSCOW.
“Belly laughs all the way. RIP Brother,” added Brown.
Mike Joyce, an English drummer, released a statement saying that he has the privilege to play with the most talented bass player. He further wrote that Andy was the sweetest, funniest lad he has ever met.
Mike stated that the bassist’s musical legacy is perpetual even though he left the building.
“I miss you so much already. Forever in my heartmate,” said Joyce.
The saddened news spread on the internet and all over the place. People started tributing Andy by expressing their love.
The news is disseminated on news channels, magazines, and popular websites. Therefore, it has also become one of the top trends in the USA. Condolences are pouring in from his fans, friends, and celebrities.