Talk Talk’s Mark Hollis has passed away at 64

It has been confirmed by Hollis' manager, Keith Aspden

Synth pop artist and frontman of Talk Talk Mark Hollis has passed away at age 64.

Hollis’ manager, Keith Aspden, confirmed the artist’s death, according to Pitchfork. “I’m still trying to accept this, but sadly it’s true,” Aspden said in a statement. “Mark has died after a short illness from which he never recovered. Deeply felt sorrow for a remarkable person who remained true to himself throughout his life. I can’t tell you how much Mark influenced and changed my perceptions on art and music. I’m grateful for the time I spent with him and for the gentle beauty he shared with us.”

Talk Talk was formed in 1981, and they released a set of hit synth-based tracks in the 80s such as “Talk Talk,” and “It’s My Life.” They really made their name in music for their pioneering art rock tunes, and Hollis was at the forefront of the movement.

No cause of death has been revealed yet, but what we do know is that Hollis will be deeply missed. Rest in peace, Mark Hollis.