Tributes Pour In For Inspiral Carpets Drummer Craig Gill
22 November 2016, 14:07 | Updated: 22 November 2016, 15:00
See messages of condolence from Liam Gallagher, Tim Burgess, Bonehead and more.
Tributes are pouring in for Inspiral Carpets drummer, Craig Gill, following the tragic news of his passing.
The music world has expressed their shock at the announcement, and sent their love to the family of Gill and the iconic Manchester band.
Liam Gallagher was among those who led the tweets, writing: "Stunned by the news of the death of Gilly my heart goes out to his family and band members LIVE FOREVER LG x"
Stunned by the news of the death of Gilly my heart goes out to his family and band members LIVE FOREVER LG x— Liam Gallagher (@liamgallagher) November 22, 2016
Gallagher's Oasis bandmate Paul "Bonehead" Arthurs added that his "friend" would "be missed".
The Charlatans Tim Burgess echoed his sentiments, sending his love to Craig's family and the band.
Love going out to @inspiralsband. So sad to hear that Craig 'Gilly' Gill has passed away. Thoughts are with his family today. Tim x x— Tim Burgess (@Tim_Burgess) November 22, 2016
Fellow Manchester drummer, Mike Joyce from The Smiths, also shared his shock at the "devastating" news.
Shocked by the devastating news of Craig Gill passing away. Great bloke and a great player.— Mike Joyce (@mikejoycedrums) November 22, 2016
Courteeners frontman Liam Fray sent out his thoughts to Gill's friends, family "and all Inspirals fans".
Just heard the awful news about Craig Gill. Our love and thoughts go to his family, his friends and all Inspirals Fans x— Liam Fray (@What_Liam_Said) November 22, 2016
Happy Mondays singer Rowetta posted an image of herself with the This Is How It Feels drummer.
Just heard the sad, sad news about Gilly. We played in a band together + did some DJ nights. Great talent and a really lovely man RP Gilly pic.twitter.com/Oxf9tIpBPK— ROWETTA (@Rowetta) November 22, 2016
The band announced the sad news of his passing today (22 November), calling Craig their "brother" and "the beating heart of the Inpsirals in more ways than one".
See their official statement below:
Band statement. pic.twitter.com/vIQ7XQSt1O— Inspiral Carpets (@inspiralsband) November 22, 2016
Radio X DJ and band member Clint Boon told Radio X he always considered Gill the best musician in the band.
Inspirals Guitarist Graham Lambert wrote on Instagram: "Gone but will never be forgotten. Love you Craig Gill. Rest peacefully."
Stephen Holt posted a photo of the late drummer, with the caption: "Father Husband Son Brother Friend x".
Martyn Walsh wrote: "I've lost my partner in crime and partner in keeping time. RIP Craig Douglas Gill X"
I've lost my partner in crime and partner in keeping time. RIP Craig Douglas Gill X pic.twitter.com/AiwAUML79B— Martyn Walsh (@martynwalsh) November 22, 2016