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Tim Smith dead: British rock band Cardiacs in mourning

The frontman of British rock band Cardiacs has died at the age of 59. He left his band in 2008 after a heart attack had left him with brain damage.

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Tim smith dies at 59

Tim Smith has died at the age of 59. The frontman of British rock band Cardiacs has sadly passed away leaving the British rock music in mourning. The musician had long suffered from the consequences of a strong heart attack that left him with speech and movement problems. Tim left his rock band, the Cardiacs, in 2008 for not being able to make his music.

The frontman of British rock band Cardiacs has died at 59

He was born in Surrey in 1961 and was a record producer and a music video director. He started making music in 1975 and became known as the frontman of Cardiacs, a band created by himself alongside his brother Jim Smith, Michael Pugh and Peter Tagg. They released over 30 albums and singles including studio and live albums. Tim also worked with other bands, like The Sea Nymphs and OceanLandWorld.

The sad news of his death left his fans shocked.

Tim had left his band in 2008 after a heart attack had left him with hypoxic brain damage. His brain suffered a lack of oxygen that caused a big, unreversible trauma. The frontman had developed rare neurological disorder dystonia which left his dexterity impaired and so his ability to speak. He had no other choice: he had to leave his rock band. He actually made so much effort in his recovery process that he was able to oversee the completion of a second Sea Nymphs album in 2016.

Many fans and other musicians are paying tribute to Smith on Twitter and on other platforms. One wrote: “Incredibly sad to hear about the passing of Cardiacs’ Tim Smith. A unique musical mind, a wonderful man. What a s**t day. But he’ll always be the dazzling light at the centre of a huge musical family.”

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Freelance writer, collaborating with several online magazines in the UK and in Italy. She graduated in Media at Birkbeck, University of London, and since then collaborates with TV productions. 'I am passionate about human rights and about humans in general'.


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Freelance writer, collaborating with several online magazines in the UK and in Italy. She graduated in Media at Birkbeck, University of London, and since then collaborates with TV productions. 'I am passionate about human rights and about humans in general'.

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