Andy Gill: Gang of Four guitarist is dead

Andy Gill, founding member and guitarist of the British group Gang of Four, died at the age of 64. His bandmates released a statement on social media confirming the musician's death. A band spokesman had told the New York Times that the 64-year-old had died of pneumonia.

"Our great friend and leader died today," it says in the statement of the band, "His uncompromising artistic vision and dedication to the cause meant that he was still listening to recordings for the upcoming record while planning the next tour from his hospital bed." Gill had inspired everyone who worked at his side and listened to his music.

Career started in the 70s

The band Gang of Four was founded in the late 1970s and had success with songs like "Natural's Not In It" and "At Home He's a Tourist". Gill also worked as a producer, including for the Red Hot Chili Peppers.