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About Mark E. Smith
The founder of the punk group, The Fall, Mark E. Smith was a legendary English songwriter and singer who led his band success from 1976 until the time of his death in 2018.
Born in a middle-income family in Lancashire, England, he grew up with three sisters. His parents were Jack Smith and Irene Brownhill.
Smith attended school at Stand Grammar School for boys, and at the age of 16, he decided to quit school to join the army.
Formation of The Fall band
In June of 1976, after he saw the performance of English punk group Sex Pistols in Manchester, Smith decided to form his own music group which he called The Fall. The name of the band came from Algerian-French author Albert Camus’ novel, “The Fall”.
At the start of their music career, the band mostly was participating in the popularity of punk-rock in the UK at that time. However, they didn’t limit their range to punk music.
In addition to Smith, other original members of the band included Tony Friel, Una Baines, and Martin Bramah.
As the membership of the group gradually changed, Smith signed on new skilled artists to aid in its progress. These members at some point included Smith’s ex-wife, Brix Smith who was an American guitarist.
Smith steered the band to releasing their debut studio album titled “Live at the Witch Trials” in 1978. The 1980s saw them release “Hex Enduction Hour”, “Room to Live”, “The Wonderful and Frightening World Of…”, and “I Am Kurious Oranj”, among others.
His solo career saw him produce records such as “Pander Panda Panzer” and “The Post Nearly Man”.
Cause of Death
On January 24, 2018, Mark E. Smith died suffering from lung and kidney cancer. He was 60 years old.
His last performance occurred at the Queen Margaret Union in Glasgow in early November 2017.
A year before his death, Smith helped The Fall release their 31st studio album titled “New Facts Emerge”.
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F.A.Q. about Mark E. Smith
When is his birthday?
Mark E. Smith's birthday is on March 5, 1957.
In how many days is his birthday?
Mark's birthday is in 158 days
How old was Mark when he died?
He was 60 years old.
When did he die?
He died in January 24, 2018.
How old would he be today?
Mark E. Smith would be 65 years old if he was alive today.
Where was Mark from?
He was born in Broughton, Salford, England, UK.