Tributes Pour In For Inspiral Carpets Drummer Craig Gill

22 November 2016, 14:07 | Updated: 22 November 2016, 15:00

Craig Gill Inspiral Carpets press release cropped

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"

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.

Fellow Manchester drummer, Mike Joyce from The Smiths, also shared his shock at the "devastating" news. 

Courteeners frontman Liam Fray sent out his thoughts to Gill's friends, family "and all Inspirals fans".

Happy Mondays singer Rowetta posted an image of herself with the This Is How It Feels drummer.

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: 

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."


Gone but will never be forgotten. Love you Craig Gill. Rest peacefully.

A photo posted by Graham Lambert (@inspiralgraham) onNov 22, 2016 at 3:43am PST

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"