The solo artist was known for his contributions to music of UNKLE and scores for Meadows films including This Is England.

Vocalist and songwriter Gavin Clark passed away yesterday (February 16). As well as being part of folk bands Sunhouse and Clayhill and collaborating with James Lavelle’s UNKLE, Clark was notable for his friendship with English director Shane Meadows, which led to led to him composing the scores for most of Meadows’ work, including This Is England and Dead Man’s Shoes.

“Gavin Clark tragically passed away last night,” said his management in a statement. “Until a full statement is released we ask the press to respect the family’s request for privacy at this time, so that they can grieve in peace.”

“Gavin was a beautiful man, a wonderful friend and father,” said James Lavelle on Facebook. “A man of unimaginable talent, wit and spirituality, and had a voice like no other. One of the greatest and most unique artists I have had the pleasure to work with. He will be deeply missed.”

Most recently Clark released a solo album, Beautiful Skeletons, and featured in a Meadows-directed film called The Living Room, which saw Clark play a show in his lounge to friends and family. A recent interview with Noisey, Clark also revealed that he had been working with UNKLE again on “a sort of concept album” called The Evangelist. [via MusicWeek]

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