"Mark defied convention and definition..."
Brix Smith-Start, Mark E. Smith

Brix Smith-Start has published a full tribute to her former husband Mark E. Smith.

The two met in the early 80s, and quickly fell in love. Brix became a key member of The Fall, helping the band to reach an odd point of semi-fame.

Later divorcing, Brix has always spoken fondly of the singer, and Clash found this out first hand during a lengthy Q&A last year.

Shocked by news of his passing, Brix Smith-Start has now posted a full statement online, saying Mark E. Smith "defied convention and definition".

She wrote: "He was my music mentor, my cultural anchor, and my first love..."

A beautiful statement, you can check it out below.

Related: Extricated - The Continuing Rise Of Brix Smith-Start

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