Mark E. Smith
Gorillaz, Liam Gallagher, Tim Burgess, and countless artists pay their respects...

A host of artists have paid their respects following the news of Mark E. Smith's passing.

The Fall's iconoclastic frontman had been in poor health for some time, forcing the cancellation of the band's American tour last year.

News of his death still came as a shock, however, with an initial statement being confirmed by his old band mate Marc Riley on 6Music.

Social media immediately lit up, and it was heartening to see the impact that The Fall's music has had, even in places where it might not be evident.

We're working on an in-depth salute to Mark E. Smith's life and work, but for now here's a few tributes.

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