Inspiral Carpets drummer Craig Gill dies at 44 – fans mourn "a thoroughly decent bloke"
The musician was one of the founding members of the band since their formation in 1983.
Inspiral Carpets were an integral part of the explosion of music and pop culture in Manchester in the early 1980s that became known as Madchester.
A statement on the band's Facebook page said: "It is with heavy hearts that we announce the death of our drummer and close friend, Craig Gill. We are all absolutely devastated by the news. Craig was our brother."
Shocked fans have flooded the Facebook page with messahges of grief and memories of pop star who never forgot his roots.
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