RIP Andy Rourke (May 19, 2023)


Oh man, this hurts. Tweet from Johnny:


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Not very often the passing of someone I don't know almost makes me gasp. Reading that first this is a big of a gut punch.

RIP Andy.
This is unbelievably sad.

Never met him, never knew him as a person, but just for being such an integral part of The Smiths, Andy will always have a piece of my heart.

Peace, peace! he is not dead, he doth not sleep--
He hath awakened from the dream of life--
'Tis we, who lost in stormy visions, keep
With phantoms an unprofitable strife,
And in mad trance, strike with our spirit's knife
Invulnerable nothings.--We decay
Like corpses in a charnel; fear and grief
Convulse us and consume us day by day,
And cold hopes swarm like worms within our living clay.
Oh, this is terrible. Godspeed Andy, you were brilliant.
He's the first of the gang to die and now, however slim the chance was, the Smiths will never be again.

I only met you once Andy in the pub behind the Apollo but you bought me a drink and were sound as a pound all night.

Rest in legend.
AH bugger, sad news.
Just heard on Radio 4 this morning, as they are going to play another Desert Island Discs, with Simon Pegg, and one of his choices is The Smiths

just realised andy is the same age as me,puts it into a bit of perspective.its on the headline strap on gb news and its breaking news on the scottish daily record so he is getting the recognition he deserves.
God,Johnny posted some photos on insta

Andy looks like a shell of his former self in those pics from 2022. Absolutely unrecognisable. f*** cancer

Beautiful tribute by Johnny, I didn't think I would cry, but

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