Former Primal Scream guitarist Robert ‘Throb’ Young has died, according to reports.
As yet, there has been no official statement regarding the circumstances of Young’s death, but several figures close to the musician have posted messages of condolences on Twitter.
Young, who met Primal Scream frontman Bobby Gillespie when the two attended secondary school in Glasgow, was a pivotal member of the band and played on classic albums including 1991’s ‘Screamadelica’ and 2000’s ‘XTRMNTR’. He left the band to go on sabbatical in 2006.
Former Oasis members Liam Gallagher and Paul Arthurs (Bonehead) both paid tribute to Young on Twitter. “RIP Robert Young AKA ‘Throb’. Live Forever LG x,” wrote Gallagher, with Bonehead stating: “RIP Throb. A true Rock n Roller.”
Beady Eye’s Andy Bell said: “Rest In Peace Robert Young of @ScreamOfficial. That big power chord in Loaded is ringing out on the other side now.” Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh also paid tribute, writing: “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”
Tim Burgess, meanwhile, said: “So sad to hear of the death of Rob ‘Throb’ Young … A real good un.”
More to follow.