Robert 'Throb' Young, the founding member and former guitarist of Primal Scream, has died.
The tragic news has been confirmed by the band’s publicist.
Young met frontman Bobby Gillespie at secondary school in Glasgow. They formed the pioneering alternative band in 1984, and went on to achieve critical acclaim with classic album Screamadelica in 1991 – the winner of the first ever Mercury Prize.
He left the band in 2006 to come to terms with, as Gillespie described at the time, “problems in his personal life”.
Tributes to the guitarist have already emerged on Twitter.
Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher wrote: “RIP Robert Young AKA 'Throb'. Live Forever LG x”
RIP Robert Young AKA 'Throb'. Live Forever LG xLiam Gallagher (@liamgallagher) September 11, 2014
So sad to hear of the death of Rob "Throb" Young https://t.co/ZZ6a93DYXL A real good unTim Burgess (@Tim_Burgess) September 11, 2014
Rest In Peace Robert Young of @ScreamOfficial. That big power chord in Loaded is ringing out on the other side nowAndy Bell (@Andybebop) September 11, 2014
RIP Robert Young. One of the best, the most beautiful, who WAS rock n roll. Big love bro, give them it big time over the other side. #ThrobIrvine Welsh (@IrvineWelsh) September 11, 2014
Author Irvine Welsh honoured Young with the following post: “RIP Robert Young. One of the best, the most beautiful, who WAS rock n roll. Big love bro, give them it big time over the other side. #Throb”
Meanwhile, Charlatans singer Tim Burgess tweeted: “So sad to hear of the death of Rob 'Throb' Young… A real good un.”Reuse content