R.I.P. Gravenhurst's Nick Talbot
Published Dec 04, 2014Sad news has emerged from the Warp Records camp, as Gravenhurst leader Nick Talbot has passed away. He was 37.
The cause of death has not been made public, but Warp shared the news with the following announcement:
We are shocked and saddened to share the news that Nick Talbot aka Gravenhurst has passed away aged 37. An immensely talented singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer and journalist, he will be hugely missed. Nick's family and friends request privacy at this difficult time.
Talbot, who also worked as a freelance journalist, had been releasing music as Gravenhurst for over a decade. The Brit's latest album was 2012's The Ghost in Daylight.
His manager Michelle Hilborne shared the following statement:
I am utterly devastated to confirm that Nick Talbot, also known under the performing name Gravenhurst, has passed away aged 37. The finest, most extraordinary and inspirational songwriter, singer and performer, and a remarkable producer and journalist, Nick's work has deeply affected so many people all over the world. Outstandingly intelligent, compassionate, fascinating and witty, Nick was the dearest friend and his absence brings indescribable sorrow.
Warp recently gave Gravenhurst's 2004 releases Flashlight Seasons and Black Holes in the Sand a 10th anniversary reissue, as well as released the outtakes comp Offerings: Lost Songs 2000-2004. Below, watch a recent mini-documentary about Talbot's relationship with his longtime home base of Bristol, England.