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Wilko Johnson has died aged 75

Wilko Johnson has handed away aged 75.

The information of Johnson’s demise was confirmed through a put up on his official social media accounts, revealing that he died at residence on Monday (November 21).

The tribute learn: “That is the announcement we by no means needed to make, & we accomplish that with a really heavy coronary heart: Wilko Johnson has died.

“He handed away at residence on Monday twenty first November. Thanks for respecting the household’s privateness at this very unhappy time. RIP Wilko Johnson.”

Johnson was recognized with terminal pancreatic most cancers in 2013, saying on the time that he didn’t wish to obtain therapy or chemotherapy.

The next 12 months nonetheless, Johnson underwent an operation and declared himself most cancers free, revealing later that he was advised he solely had 10 months to stay and remarking: “I shouldn’t be right here in any respect.”

Julien Temple’s 2015 documentary The Ecstasy Of Wilko Johnson charted his death-defying restoration from most cancers.

Johnson performed lead guitar with Dr Feelgood from the band’s formation in 1971 till he left in 1977. Throughout his stint, the band scored a Quantity One album with their 1976 stay LP Stupidity. After departing, Johnson performed with The Blockheads for a quick spell in 1980 and launched a succession of albums with The Wilko Johnson Band. His autobiography Trying Again At Me was revealed in June 2012.

Johnson’s closing album, Blow Your Thoughts, got here out in 2018 with The Wilko Johnson Band. He stored performing stay proper up till his demise, showing final month (October 18) at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire as a part of Planet Rock’s Rocktober occasion.



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