Cabaret Voltaire found member Richard H Kirk has died, aged 65. His death was confirmed by record label Mute, in a statement. The poignant announcement labelled the musician as a "towering creative genius". The statement read: "It is with great sadness that we confirm our great and dear friend, Richard H Kirk has passed away. "Richard was a towering creative genius who led a singular and driven path throughout his life and musical career. "We will miss him so much. We ask that his family are given space at this time." A cause of death has not yet been announced. Richard H. Kirk of Cabaret Voltaire in 1980 Stephen Mallinder, Richard H Kirk in Holland Park, London Cabaret Voltaire were originally active between 1973-1994 with Richard a founding member alongside Chris Watson until 1981 and Stephen Mallinder until 1994. The group then took a break for 20 years until Richard returned to the band in 2014 as the sole remaining member for a performance at Berlin’s Atonal festival. He released a new album, Shadow Of Fear, in 2020 which was the first from the group in 26 years. Richard H. Kirk was hugely influential in the late 70s and early… Read full this story
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