Tim Smith, driving force of the band Cardiacs and one of the most uniquely creative songwriters, has passed to another realm. I am deeply saddened at the loss of one of my favourite artists. Even though a double stroke and heart attack in 2008 left him mostly paralysed, I always hoped that he may sufficiently recover to find some way of creating music again. As fate would have it, I have been listening to his back catalogue for the last week and a half.
Rest in fadeless splendour, Tim.