Mark Hollis died at the age of 64. A number of collaborators, admirers and entertainment personalities began paying tribute to the announcement of the death of the Talk Talk leader. Below are some memories of his group mate, Talk Web, Paul Webb (aka Rustin Man), 1975's Matty Healy, The The, Xiu Xiu, Lol Tolhurst of the priest, Robin Pecknold of Fleet Foxes, Jehnny Beth of Savages, Broken Social Scene, Jim James, Ted Leo, Ryley Walker, director Tim Pope, and more.
Read the Pitchfork Sunday review on Talk Talk Spirit of Eden and read "The 200 Best Albums of the 1980s", featuring Spirit of Eden at no. 24.
In a series of Instagram stories, Robin Pecknold of Fleet Foxes wrote:
"Create a true legend and orient the light creatively and ontologically.
Mark Hollis. This man has more dignity and self-respect than anyone
in the music industry. He just stopped. No farewell visit, no looting of money
meeting, no series of bad mortgage-finance albums at the end of their career, no
interviews, nothing. It was not for him, so he stopped,
because he could not be a good father and tour at the same time. Simple
like that. He is my hero and 64 years old is way too young. "
Jim James wrote on Instagram:
"RIP Mark Hollis is one of the greatest voices in the world.
beautiful sound – if you have not heard it, Spirit of Eden is part of
best start at the end of the albums of all time, maybe even the
best night driving album ever made. "