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How Did Richard Kirk die? What was Cabaret Voltaire Richard Kirk’s cause of death?


How Did Richard Kirk die? What was Cabaret Voltaire Richard Kirk’s cause of death? There has been a sad demise of Richard H. Kirk who was a leading figure in the industry when it comes to electronic music, he was best known for his work which he did with Cabaret Voltaire, the news of his death has been confirmed by his label ‘Mute’, the cause of death has not been given by him, he was at the age of 65 when he died.

Richard Kirk

Richard Kirk’s cause of death?

He was born in the year 1956, he grew up in the east which was industrialized at the time he was living there in Sheffield, he was drawn to communist politics and dadaist art, he co-founded  Cabaret Voltaire with the help of Brian Eno and Roxy Music’s “non-musical” approach. The name of the band is named after a Zurich club that helped incubate dadaism in the year 1973, initially, the group explored a kind of sound art collating industrial noise with theatrically extreme lyrics, they often used cut-up techniques which were inspired by William S. Burroughs.

Who was Richard Kirk?

In the year 1974, the loose collective went on to winnowed down to the drummerless trio of Kirk, Chris Watson, and Stephen Mallinder, they used a Farfisa drum machine as mechanical bedrock for their tape loops, their lyrics were shocking to many and it was a good fit for the punk rush.

Watson left the group in the year 1981, the band secured a licensing deal with Virgin, he released a string of relatively pop-oriented singles, they also became the first band to play at the Manchester’s iconic Hacienda nightclub, he signed a comprehensive deal with a major label EMI which produced the 1987 album Code.

When Cabaret Voltaire went into hibernation in the mid-90s, Kirk went on to releases a series of sporadic electronic releases and collaborations, he resurrected the name of Cabaret Voltiar name for the live shows in the year 2014, and in the year 2020, he released the album Shadow of Fear, he operated as a social project.

How Did Richard Kirk die?

The cause of death hasn’t been released by the label or one of his family members as of this point in time, we will update you about the reason for his death as soon as it comes into the public domain. He was a legendary musician who spent most of his life making songs for the people to get entertained, our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of the deceased.

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Charitarth Ahlawat
Charitarth covers politics, crime, and entertainment stories throughout the state of West Bengal and North-East India. As a tri-lingual correspondent, he caters to Get India News.


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