808 State bassist and keyboard player Andrew Barker dead

808 State bassist and keyboard player Andrew Barker died at the age of 53. The news of the musician’s death was shared on the band’s Twitter page on Sunday. The message read: “With a heavy heart, I inform you of the death of Andrew Barker. “His family and friends are now asking people to respect their privacy, but remember the happiness he brings through his personality and music. You will regret to be missed.

A black and white photo of Andrew’s smile was released with the statement. At the time of writing, Andrew’s cause of death is unclear. Fans of the band quickly paid their respects, and one of them wrote on Twitter: “Since I found one of your tapes in my independent Gothic sister’s collection, I have been attracted by 808 State.”

“It always looks strange, sitting in the middle of JAMC, Sisters of Mercy, etc. Rest in peace Andrew Buck. The beat continues. Another person wrote: “It’s so sad to hear this news, another unnamed Manchester musician, and superb DJ… from Soundgarden all night long, spinmasters, wonderful Tuesday night sunset radio conference, all 808 shows Is a leader in the Manchester music industry will never die Mr. RIP xxx. “I’m sorry to hear this news about Andy.

You are a true pioneer of electronic music. The great love for everyone is family and friends. RIP Andy #808stateforever,” another fan wrote. Pay tribute: The band’s fans quickly paid tribute, and one of them tweeted: “It’s so sad to hear this news.

He’s an unknown Manchester musician and an excellent DJ” +6 Pay tribute: The band’s fans quickly paid tribute, and one of them tweeted: “It’s so sad to hear this news. It’s another unknown Manchester musician and a great DJ” Another devotee posted: “Heartbreaking news, my heart is with Andis’ family and friends.

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