Music news: Nick Talbot of Gravenhurst dies aged 37

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Tributes have been paid to the singer and musician Nick Talbot, as known as Gravenhurst, who has died aged 37.

His record label, Warp, said in a statement: “We are shocked and saddened to share the news that Nick Talbot aka Gravenhurst has passed away aged 37. An immensely talented singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer and journalist, he will be hugely missed. Nick’s family and friends request privacy at this difficult time.”

His manager Michelle Hilborne added: “I am utterly devastated to confirm that Nick Talbot, also known under the performing name Gravenhurst, has passed away aged 37. The finest, most extraordinary and inspirational songwriter, singer and performer, and a remarkable producer and journalist, Nick’s work has deeply affected so many people all over the world.

“Outstandingly intelligent, compassionate, fascinating and witty, Nick was the dearest friend and his absence brings indescribable sorrow.”

No cause of death has been given.

Gravenhurst had been due to open his British tour at the Belgrave Music Hall in Leeds tonight. The show was intended to accompany the re-release of his albums Flashlight Seasons and Black Holes in the Sand, together with an album of previously unheard recordings, called Offerings.