British music producer and DJ Andrew Weatherall, who produced Primal Scream´s “Screamadelica” and a pioneer of the acid house movement, died Monday in a London hospital at age 56 after suffering a pulmonary embolism, his representatives said.
“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.” a statement from his PR agency said.
Born in Windsor, near London, Weatherall began his career as a club DJ and founded the record company Boy’s Own Recordings and production Bocca Juniors.
Weatherall was acclaimed for his remixes of Primal Scream´s 1990 hit “Loaded”, Happy Mondays´ “Hallelujah” and New Order´s “World In Motion”, produced for England´s 1990 football World Cup campaign.
New Order said it was very saddened to hear the news, while bassist Peter Hook added: “He was a truly nice, kind man who shared many, many words of wisdom.”
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