Singer-songwriter Mark Hollis, best known as the frontman of 1980s British new wave band Talk Talk, has passed away at the age of 64.

Mark Hollis Death Confirmed By His Manager

On Tuesday, Manager Keith Aspden revealed Hollis died after a short illness. He paid tribute to the musician by recalling him as a person of “gentle beauty” who “remained true to himself throughout his life.”

Source: The Telegraph

‘Talk Talk’ formed in 1981 was powered by a distinctive synth sound and Hollis’ emotive vocals. It had hits in several nations with songs such as “It’s My Life” and “Life’s What You Make it.”

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The band achieved mainstream success with several hits but became increasingly insular and experimental over time.

Hollis released a self-titled solo album in 1998 before retiring from the music industry.

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When asked about the decision, he said: “I choose for my family. Maybe others are capable of doing it, but I can’t go on tour and be a good dad at the same time.”

Tributes To Mark Hollis